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A380 MSN 001 ‘flying testbed’ is seen here fitted with the first Rolls-Royce Trent XWB flight-test engine

A350 XWB's Trent engine rolls-out for initial flight tests

Airbus has completed installation of the first Rolls-Royce Trent XWB flight-test engine on the A380 "flying-testbed" aircraft (MSN 001). The aircraft is depicted here at Airbus' Jean-Luc Lagardère site in Toulouse where the engine was mounted. The aircraft and engine will now be prepared for the flight-test campaign commencing in the coming weeks.

The Trent XWB engine, which is the largest Rolls-Royce turbofan with a 118-inch diameter fan, has been specially designed to power all members of the new Airbus A350 XWB Family with maximum efficiency

Press release issued by Airbus S.A.S. on October 18, 2011


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