Airbus has taken delivery of the first Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97 engine for the in-development A350-1000.

The powerplant will be installed on the airframer's A380 "flying testbed", MSN 001, for in-flight trials in the "near future", Airbus says.

First Trent XWB-97 flight-test engine


It was delivered to the airframer's Toulouse headquarters from UTC Aerospace Systems' nearby nacelle installation facility.

US-headquartered UTC supplies the nacelle and thrust reverser for the Trent XWB engine series.

The Trent XWB is the sole engine type available for the A350.

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