Rolls-Royce Reaches Critical Design Review Milestone For A350-1000 Engine

By Guy Norris
Source: Aviation Daily

The engine is scheduled to be flight-tested on the Airbus A380 flying testbed at the end of 2015, and will power the A350-1000 for its maiden flight in 2016. Entry-into-service is targeted for mid-2017. Meanwhile, the XWB-84 version continues in flight test on the A350-900 prototype, which it has powered without incident since the first flight on June 14.

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