MHI partners with R-R on Trent 1000 and XWB engines

This story is sourced from Pro
See more Pro news »

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has signed an agreement with Rolls-Royce to become a risk-sharing partner in the Trent 1000-TEN and Trent XWB-97 engines.

Under the agreement, the Japanese firm will be responsible for developing and manufacturing components for the combustion modules on both engines. It will also manufacture low-pressure turbine blades for both types as well as stage 1 intermediate pressure turbine disks for the XWB-97 programme.

MHI has already worked with R-R through its participation in the development of earlier models of both engines.

"For MHI, participation in the new programs is an ideal opportunity to strengthen its international competitiveness in core engineering technology and further expand the aero-engine business," the company says.

The Trent 1000-TEN is being developed for the recently launched Boeing 787-10, while the XWB-97 is the sole powerplant for the Airbus A350-1000.

MHI is also a partner in the Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engine and the International Aero Engines V2500 programmes.