Delivering the lowest lifetime fuel burn and excellent environmental attributes, it’s easy to see why the Trent 900 is the engine of choice for the Airbus A380.
We’re committed to continuously improving our engines with low-risk new technology from future generations, something the Trent 900 has benefitted from significantly, delivering fuel burn improvements since EIS of up to 1.6%.
The Trent 900 is the fourth member of the Trent family and includes the latest technology proven to reduce noise and weight whilst increasing efficiency. For example, the engine’s 24 fan blades are to a new swept design that reduces the effect of shock waves as the tip of the fan rotates supersonically.
The fan containment system is also the first to be manufactured from titanium rather than Kevlar, and at the core of the engine the high-pressure shaft rotates in the opposite direction to the other two shafts for greater fuel efficiency.
The lowest lifetime fuel burn on A380.
Continuous technical improvements have been incorporated into the engine.
Current engines are to the ‘EP3’ build standard, incorporating three continuous improvement steps.
116-inch diameter advanced swept fan.
Advanced 3D compressor & turbine aerodynamic designs.
Tiled low-NOx combustor.
Contra-rotating HP system.
Engine Health Monitoring.
The only A380 engine that can be loaded into a 747 freighter without disassembly.