The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) today issued a Type Certificate for the new Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 series engine at a hand-over ceremony in Derby, UK. The EASA approval was delivered simultaneously with the Type Certificate of the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The Rolls-Royce RB211 Trent 1000 engines will be the first to power Boeing’s new 787 "Dreamliner" family. The seven variants (Trent 1000-A, 1000-C, 1000-D, 1000-E, 1000-G, 1000-H and 1000-Z) have a take-off thrust between 227 kN and 346 kN.
The completion of the certification process that began in 2004 confirms that the R-R Trent 1000 complies with European safety and environmental standards. The process includes environmental emissions tests, which have demonstrated that the engine meets latest emission requirements of the International Civil Aviation Organization (Amendment 5 to ICAO Annex 16). The new requirements that will become mandatory for new engines after 31 December 2007 have been used by the Agency as certification basis since March this year.
The EASA type-certificate is valid throughout the European Union, as well as in Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein.