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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Rolls-Royce Unveils A330 Regional Engine

Woodrow Bellamy III

The recently announced Airbus A330 Regional passenger jet will be powered by the Trent 700 Regional, Rolls-Royce announced Tuesday, Nov. 26. 
 
 
Trent 700 Regional engine. Photo, courtesy of Rolls-Royce.
 
Rolls-Royce confirmed the engine’s selection during a customer symposium in China, which will be a key market for the A330 Regional. Airbus first announced the A330 Regional in September at the Beijing Airshow.  
 
The manufacturer designed the engine with reduced thrust specifically for regional operations, with the goal of saving operators $1 million per aircraft as compared to competitor engines. 
 

"Trent 700 Regional engines will also incorporate the latest performance upgrades — an EP2 package, available from 2015, will deliver a further 1 percent improvement, saving over 60,000 US gallons of fuel per aircraft per year," said Tom Palmer, director of the Trent 700 program at Rolls-Royce.  

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