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Thursday, September 12, 2013

EASA Approves Boeing 787-9 Engine

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EASA issued type certification for the "package C" version of the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 jet engine, which will power the Boeing 787-9 when it enters service with launch customer Air New Zealand next year. 
(The 'package C' variant of the Trent 1000 engine, approved for the Boeing 787-9. Photo, courtesy of Rolls-Royce.)
Boeing is preparing to conduct the first test flight of second largest variant of its 787 flagship aircraft. EASA has certified the engine for up to 74,000lb take-off thrust. The 787-8 will also be powered by the "package C" variant of the Trent 1000, according to a statement from Rolls-Royce. 
Rolls-Royce plans for a further upgrade to the engine, the Trent 1000-Ten, scheduled to enter service in 2016 providing power for the 787-10. 


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