Rolls-Royce wins $450m order for Trent engines to power Dreamliners

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Rolls-Royce has won an order from aircraft leasing company AerCap for Trent 1000 engines to power ten Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, with an option of five other engines to follow.

The aircraft will be powered by the latest version of the Trent 1000, the Trent 1000 TEN (Thrust, Efficiency and New Technology). This engine incorporates technologies from the Trent XWB and Advance engine programmes contributing to the Dreamliner being 20% more efficient than the aircraft it replaces, as well as making half the noise of its predecessors.

The Trent 1000 TEN, which will power all variants of the Boeing 787, entered service in November last year.

Philip Scruggs, President and Chief Commercial Officer, AerCap, said, “We are pleased to provide our customers with the most modern, fuel efficient aeroplanes and engines in the world. We look forward to receiving further 787 Dreamliners powered by this latest version of Trent 1000, the Trent 1000 TEN engines.”

Dominic Horwood, Rolls-Royce, Director – Customers and Services, Civil Aerospace, said: “We are proud to have AerCap, a global leader in the lessor market, order further Trent 1000 engines as our latest variant goes into service. We continue to see customers recognise the economic benefits of our engine and its service support.”

The Trent 1000 has powered the first flight of every version of the Dreamliner – the 787-8, 787-9 and 787-10.

AerCap is the global leader in aircraft leasing with more than 1,500 owned, managed or on-order aircraft in its portfolio.