The aircraft will be exclusively powered by the Trent 7000 engines, the seventh and latest iteration of the Rolls-Royce Trent engine family.
Visiting the Farnborough Air Show of Airbus’s latest aircraft, the new Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines have been chosen to power the A330neo. The aircraft will enter service later this year and will be exclusively powered by the Trent 7000 engines, the seventh and latest iteration of the successful Rolls-Royce Trent engine family. Making final preparations for the engine to enter into service, Rolls Royce will receive formal certification to fly very shortly.
President Civil Aerospace, Rolls-Royce, Chris Cholerton, 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 Trent 700.”
The Trent 7000 will improve specific fuel consumption by ten per cent, and will significantly reduce noise along with delivering a step change in performance and economics compared to the Trent 700. Benefitting from a bypass ratio double that of its predecessor, it will provide a thrust of 68-72,000 lbs