Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner Rolls Royce Trent 1000 - Powering the Dream
Close up of the Rolls Royce Trent 1000 Engine Artwork of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
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Artwork by Nick Knapp © 2010 http://www.dynamicartsgallery.com/
On 6 April 2004 Boeing announced that it had selected two engine partners for its new 787 Rolls-Royce and General Electric. Initially, Boeing toyed with the idea of sole sourcing the powerplant for the 787, with GE being the most likely candidate. However, potential customers demanded choices and Boeing relented. For the first time in commercial aviation, both engine types will have a standard interface with the aircraft, allowing any 787 to be fitted with either a GE or Rolls-Royce engine at any time as long as the pylon is also modified.