The Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 TEN, which will power
all variants of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, has been granted full
flight certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency
This important milestone comes as the
first set of passenger engines are delivered to the Boeing
facilities in Seattle, ready for entry into service later this
The Trent 1000 TEN (Thrust, Efficiency and New
Technology) incorporates technologies from the Trent XWB and
Advance engine programmes to deliver improved thrust and
efficiency as well as contributing to the Boeing 787 Dreamliner
having half the noise footprint of previous-generation aircraft.
Earlier this year the Trent 1000 engine celebrated a hat
trick of firsts when it powered the first flight of the Boeing
787-10 Dreamliner, having powered the first flights of the 787-8
and the 787-9.
More recently the Trent 1000 TEN powered an 18 hour
test flight during which a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner test aircraft
drew a giant outline of the plane across the United States.
Dave Taylor, Rolls-Royce, Chief Engineer for Trent 1000, said,
“This marks another critical step in our journey towards
delivering additional capability and new technology for the Boeing
787 Dreamliner. We would like to thank Boeing and EASA for their
dedicated focus in helping us reach this goal and we look forward
to the engine entering into service later this year.”