A Look at the First Run of the Trent 7000 Demonstrator Engine

Get up-close with the Trent 7000.

Marking a milestone for the exclusive power plant for the Airbus A330neo, the Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 demonstrator engine has run for the first time.

"This is a great moment for everyone at Rolls-Royce – we have achieved an important program milestone on the journey to deliver our latest Trent engine," said Chris Davie, director of Trent 700 and 7000 at Rolls-Royce. "We are working closely with Airbus to ensure the Trent 7000 brings a step change in performance and economics."

The seventh addition to the Rolls-Royce Trent family, the Trent 7000 improves upon the technology of the Trent 700, the engine of choice for the current A330; the Trent 7000 will improve specific fuel consumption by 10 percent, halve the noise and double the bypass ratio.

The Trent 7000 is expected to enter service in 2017.

Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 demonstrator engine
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