Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to participate as a RRSP in the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000-TEN aero engine
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has signed agreements to participate as a risk and revenue sharing partner (RRSP) in the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000-TEN aero engine powering the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and Trent XWB-97 aero engine powering the Airbus A350-1000. As part of the scope of the agreement with Rolls-Royce, MHI will be responsible for the development and manufacture of components for the engines’ combustion modules and the manufacture of low-pressure turbine blades for both programs and stage 1 intermediate pressure turbine disks for the Trent XWB-97.
The Trent 1000-TEN is an advanced version of the Trent 1000 engine with enhanced levels of fuel-efficiency and thrust capability designed to power all Boeing 787 aircraft variants, including the newest member of the family, the 787-10 (300-330 seats) which was launched by Boeing last month during the Paris Air Show.
The Trent XWB-97 is the exclusive engine for the Airbus A350-1000 aircraft (350 seats class), the largest variant of the Airbus A350XWB aircraft family, and will deliver 97,000 lbs thrust. This engine is being developed from the 84,000lb thrust Trent XWB, the fastest selling Trent engine, which powers the Airbus A350-800 and A350-900 aircraft variants and undertook its first flight test on an A350-900 aircraft in June.