Airbus tests Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97 engine dedicated to Airbus A350-1000 aircraft
In September 2015, the first Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97 engine arrived at the Airbus base in Toulouse. It was mounted in the 2 position on the left wing of an Airbus A380-800 (MSN001) aircraft dedicated for testing. In-flight testing of the most powerful Rolls-Royce engine dedicated to the Airbus A350 XWB aircraft family will begin.
The slogan "The world's most efficient large aero engine" can be seen on the engine platform. The Trent XWB-97 develops a maximum traction power of 97000lbf (430kN).
Airbus has begun assembling the first A350-1000 XWB, and the first flight is scheduled for the middle of 2016. Airbus A350-1000 is the longest version of the new A350 XWB widebody aircraft family, measuring 74 meters. It can carry up to 366 of passengers in a standard configuration with 3 classes, for a maximum distance of 8000 of nautical miles (14816 Km). The A350-1000 aircraft will be powered by Trent XWB-97 engines.