Two Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines
will power the first visit to Farnborough Air Show of Airbus’
latest aircraft, the A330neo.
The aircraft, which will enter
service later this year, is exclusively powered by the Trent 7000,
the seventh and latest member of the successful Rolls-Royce Trent
The 68-72,000lb thrust Trent 7000 will deliver a
step change in performance and economics compared to the Trent
700. Featuring a 10% specific fuel consumption improvement thanks
to its small, high pressure-ratio core and the latest, fully
swept, wide-chord fan technology, the Trent 7000 is also 6dB
quieter than the Trent 700 resulting in a more pleasant flying
New component technology is employed elsewhere
throughout the engine to enhance maintainability. Whether that’s
the blisk combined blade and disc design in the compressors or the
advanced, modulated turbine clearance control system, each
technology delivers benefits to airlines.
Rolls-Royce, President – Civil Aerospace, said, “The team at
Rolls-Royce is excited to see the A330neo arrive at Farnborough.
The Trent 7000 brings together the latest technology from the
Trent XWB and combines it with architecture from the Trent 1000
TEN and more than 50 million hours of flying experience from the
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Airbus A330neo, and the
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A330neo will feature 298 seats in a two-class configuration with
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