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Rolls Royce Deliver The First Trent 900 To Airbus  
User currently offlineBDRules From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2000, 1501 posts, RR: 3
Posted (10 years 10 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3848 times:

Had done a search but it didnt come up with anything.

Built at Derby, UK the first Trent 900 engine has arrived in TLS for testing ready for the first flight of the A380

http://www.rolls-royce.com/latestnews/showPR.jsp?PR_ID=40039
taken from Rolls Royce web site

Regards

Stu

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User currently offlineMYT332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 70
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3808 times:

That thing is huge and check this

The first Trent 900 will be flight tested on an A340-300 flying test bed in Toulouse.

Thats gonna be so cool. Finally the 343 will climb with some umf!



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User currently offlineAkumas From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 434 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3767 times:

Wow, that sure is massive!!!! So is that one of the four engines for the A380?

User currently offlineTsv From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 1641 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3696 times:

"The first Trent 900 will be flight tested on an A340-300 flying test bed in Toulouse."

That will look interesting. The Trent 500 didn't seem to have much clearance on the A340-300 (or was it a -200?) wing when it was tested. Wonder what the clearance will be with the Trent 900 on the wing?



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User currently offlineDazultra From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 689 posts, RR: 41
Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3631 times:

whoa that thing is huge!!!  Wow!

Daz.


User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8037 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (10 years 10 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3457 times:

Yes, the Trent 900 engine is huge. The reason is simple: that 116" (294.64 cm) front fan, the same fan diameter as the front fan on the GE90-115B engine used on the 777-300ER. Rolls-Royce and Engine Alliance built that big a front fan so the front fan can turn at slower speeds, dramatically reducing engine noise.

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