Rolls-Royce Eyes 787-10X, 777X Applications

By Robert Wall .
Source: Aviation Week & Space Technology .

Rolls-Royce's decision to retrench from the narrowbody engine market has raised the stakes on the company's big powerplant activities. The coming months could show whether that bid is paying off as Boeing refines its widebody strategy. Boeing continues to deliberate whether to add a larger model—the -10X— to the 787 family, even as it explores refresher options for the 777 family to ward off end-of-decade competition from the Airbus A350-1000. “Quite detailed” discussions are underway with Boeing over a Trent 1000 version to power the 787-10X, says Simon Carlisle, Rolls-Royce's program director. The powerplant will be roughly in the 76,000-lb.-thrust class, although the exact figure is not settled ...

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