This program requires the modification of a Boeing 747-200 aircraft to include a pylon strut adaptor to interface with the Trent 1000 engine. We will be responsible for the aircraft modification, maintenance, logistics support and flight crews for the duration of the engine test program.
The Trent 1000 is the lead engine on the Boeing 787 program, having been selected by launch customer All Nippon Airways (ANA) to power its fleet of 50 Dreamliners. The engine has also been chosen by Air New Zealand. Development testing of the Trent 1000 will start in Spring 2006, leading to certification by the airworthiness authorities in 2007. It will enter service with ANA in 2008.