Thursday, January 15, 2015

Air Europa selects Trent 1000

Spanish carrier Air Europa has selected Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines and long term service support, worth $1.1 billion, for 14 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. Air Europa already has eight Trent 1000-powered 787-8s on order that will enter service in 2016. Rolls-Royce powered the very first Boeing 787 test flight in December 2009, the first 787-8 to enter service in October 2011, and the first 787-9 to enter service last year. (Source: Rolls-Royce, 01/15/15) Gulf Coast note: Rolls-Royce Trent engines are tested at the company's outdoor test facility at Stennis Space Center, Miss.