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Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Rolls-Royce to develop higher-thrust Trent XWB engine

The Engineer
June 20, 2011

Rolls-Royce is to redevelop the engines for the largest of Airbus’s new composite-based airliners, which aim to slash fuel use and CO2 emissions.

The UK-based aerospace firm announced the deal last night at the Paris Air Show, confirming speculation that Airbus would need a more powerful engine for the biggest version of its new, lightweight composite-based aircraft family, the A350 XWB.

The higher-thrust version of the Trent XWB engine will deliver 97,000lb maximum thrust for the A350-1000 model, using new high-temperature turbine technology, increased engine core size and advanced fan aerodynamics.
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