Chris Cholerton with the Trent 7000 engine and A330neo aircraft at Farnborough Airshow
The Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engine, which powers the Airbus A330neo, has received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification. The first production engines have been delivered to the Airbus facility in Toulouse, France.
The Trent 7000 is the fourth Rolls-Royce engine to receive formal certification in 12 months, following the Trent 1000 TEN, Trent XWB-97, and Pearl 15. The certificate was presented to Rolls-Royce by Trevor Woods, EASA certification director, at the Farnborough International Airshow.
The Trent 7000 is the exclusive powerplant for the A330neo, which is to enter service later in 2018 with TAP Air Portugal. The aircraft made its first appearance at this year’s Farnborough Airshow.
Rolls-Royce President – Civil Aerospace Chris Cholerton said: “Certifying and delivering the Trent 7000 engine further strengthens our position on the latest generation of aircraft and I would like to thank everyone at EASA and Airbus, as well as my own Rolls-Royce colleagues, who have worked so closely to get to this point.”
The Trent 7000 brings together more than 50 million flying hours of experience from the Trent 700, which powers the original version of the A330. It combines architecture from the Trent 1000 TEN – the latest version of the Trent 1000 engine – and the latest technology from the Trent XWB.
The 68,000 lb-to-72,000 lb thrust Trent 7000 offers a bypass ratio double that of its predecessor, 10% better specific fuel consumption, and less noise.