Technology lead for the first flight of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner™
At 10:27 am Pacific Time (18:27 GMT), on the 15th December 2009 the first Boeing 787 Dreamliner™ eased effortlessly into the skies powered by two Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines. This marks the debut of the quietest, cleanest and most fuel efficent airframe and engine partnership flying today. Congratulations to Boeing and the teams involved in making the dream a reality.
Rolls-Royce is proud to have powered the first flight of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner™
The Trent 1000 has been tailored for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner™. Built on the success of the Trent family, the Trent 1000 offers airline operators a unique combination.
- Trent family experience
- advanced technology
- Smart design
Boeing selected the Trent 1000 in 2004 as launch engine for all variants of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner™. The first test bed run of the Trent 1000 took place in 2006, followed by certification, delivered as promised, on 7 August 2007 or 7/8/7. First on-wing ground testing took place in May 2009 as part of the gauntlet test programme ahead of the first flight.
The Trent 1000 will undertake the lion’s share of flight testing on board the first four aircraft in the Boeing flight test programme. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner™ is planned for operational service in 2010.