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Paris Air Show: Rolls-Royce and Aeroflot celebrate engine record

Posted 19 June 2019 · Add Comment

Rolls-Royce and Aeroflot are celebrating an incredible new record for an engine in service.


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One of the airline’s Trent 700 engines has completed more than 50,000 engine flying hours without requiring an overhaul – a world record for a widebody engine.

That is the equivalent of:
• Travelling around the world more than 1,000 times
• The engine running non-stop for more than five years
• 2,000 services for a typical family car for the equivalent amount of miles
• Travelling to the moon and back 50 times

The engine first entered service in 2008 and is still going strong today, powering an Airbus A330 aircraft.

It is part of a Trent engine family of seven variants that has now completed more than 125 million engine flying hours since the very first engine, a Trent 700, went into service in 1995. The latest version, the Trent 7000, entered service last November.

Andrey Panov, Aeroflot, Deputy CEO for Strategy and Marketing, said: “We are very pleased with the reliability of the Trent 700 overall and this engine in particular. We’ve worked closely with Rolls-Royce to continually monitor the engine to make sure it has been in good condition and it has provided an outstanding level of reliability for us.”

Dominic Horwood, Rolls-Royce, Chief Customer Officer – Civil Aerospace, said: “It is great to have Aeroflot with us at Paris Air Show to mark this achievement. This is the Power of Trent in action, and this milestone is a testament to the performance of both this Trent engine and the whole fleet. We look forward to continuing to support this engine as it continues in service.”

 

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