Continuing my occasional look at building a BA super jumbo, here is a shot of the Rolls Royce Trent engines fitted to first British Airways Airbus A380.
Each Trent 700 delivers 70,000lbs of thrust.
Rolls Royce usually name their engines after UK rivers. The Avon engines powered the Comet in the 1960s. Spey engines kept the BAC 1-11 in the air. The Tay was build for the Fokker 100 aircraft. And most recently the Trent jets appeared on Boeing 777s and Airbus A330/340s. I’ve always thought it odd that perhaps the most famous of all Rolls Royce’s jets, the one that powered the original Boeing 747 Jumbo was known only as the RB211. Why not the Tyne or the Mersey?
Over to you: If you liked this post click here to see the first British Airways Airbus A380 coming out of the construction hangar. Or for a taste of BA’s premium cabins please click here to watch my video review of flying BA FIRST Class on a Boeing 747.