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  • Rolls-Royce gets ready for Trent 900 endurance trials

    News | 09 Nov 2004 00:00

    <p>A380 powerplant set for parallel test programmes after earning EASA certification</p> <p>Rolls-Royce is gearing up to begin parallel engine and propulsion system cycle-endurance tests on the Trent 900 for the Airbus A380, having achieved European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification at the end of last month.</p> <p>The two test programmes, starting later this month with the engine cycle-endurance effort, will see each engine notch up around 3,000 cycles. The propulsion cycle tests will include operations of the nacelle and thrust reverser and &quot;will be particularly important for Hurel-Hispano&quot;, says Trent 900 marketing manager Martin Holmes.</p> <p>R-R has shipped five engines to the A380 final assembly line at Toulouse, and the first two have been mounted on the first aircraft. Two of the other three have &quot;been podded up&quot; by Hurel-Hispano in preparation for installation, adds Holmes. Overall, R-R plans to deliver a further 13 engines to support flight t