On 16 August, Flightglobal blogger FlightBlogger reported that a Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 powerplant, which powers the Boeing 787, suffered a failure during a routine test at the company's Derby, UK facility, prompting an investigation into the incident's cause.
Here's what we have on the Trent 1000 when it began to appear on Flight International's news pages back in 2004.
News article Issue 19-25 October 2004: Trent to lead 7E7 after landing ANA - Rolls-Royce's Trent 1000 will be the lead engine on the Boeing 7E7 following its selection by All Nippon Airways (ANA) for the airline's fleet of 50 aircraft on order for entry into service from 2008...
Feature article Issue 6-12 July - Going Green - the 7E7 requirement was met with an engine that is aerodynamically based on the Trent 900. The major difference in the 7E7 design is the "dramatically" higher electrical power needed for the aircraft's pressurisation system, which is now supplied by electrically powered compressors instead of using air...More information on the engines pictured