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A close-up of an A380 Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engine

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Rolls-Royce Trent XWB’s maiden sortie

Much as the title suggests – here’s Rolls-Royce’s Trent XWB powerplant, which will eventually power the Airbus A350, on its maiden flight on board Airbus’s A380 MSN1 flying test bed. Credit: Airbus

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A350′s Trent XWB engine runs for first time

Rolls-Royce has conducted a first-time run of its new Trent XWB engine for the Airbus A350 family. The engine ran yesterday on a test-bed at the manufacturer’s Derby facility. Rolls-Royce says the operation initiates the “most extensive pre-flight programme in Trent history”, ahead of flight tests on an A380 in 2011. Seven Trent XWB development […]

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