The Rolls-Royce 7000 Trent Engine for the Airbus A330neo

14 March 2017

BAE Systems Park Centre


This is a joint Lecture with IMechE and IET on the Rolls Royce 7000 Trent Engine.

Rolls-Royce has been developing the Trent family of engines in the Civil Wide body aircraft market for the past 20 years. First of the family was the Trent 700 powering the A330 - the Trent 7000 is the 7th Generation of Trent engine in the family. It will take succeed the Trent 700 and has been exclusively selected to power the A330neo. Building on the architecture, technology and experience of previous generations of the Trent family of large engines, and especially the Trent 1000, the Trent 7000 has evolved to provide 10% lower fuel burn, 6db less noise (even quieter than the Trent 700) and the best revenue-earning capability. The engine has the latest Rolls-Royce fully swept, wide-chord fan technology. This, together with the small, high pressure-ratio core, enables a bypass-ratio double that of the Trent 700. New component technology is employed throughout the engine: examples include the blisk combined blade and disc design used in the compressors, and advanced turbine case cooling.

In this lecture Mr Wandless will describe the engine design and technology, explain the engineering challenges, and outline the customer benefits the engine provides.

Speaker Details

Jon Wandlass, Chief Engineer Trent 7000, Rolls-Royce plc

Jon Wandless is currently the Chief Engineer Trent7000 at Rolls-Royce Plc. In this role he is accountable to lead the engineering team developing the Trent 7000. He has previously being Chief Engineer for the Trent 900, Chief Engineer for the Joint Strike Fighter LiftSystem, and Chief Engineer Naval Marine MT30. Earlier in his career he was Chief Design Engineer on the Trent 1000 engine, and Chief Design Engineer for the V2500. He is a Fellow of the IMechE and graduated from Manchester University. He lives in Derby with his family and dog.


BAE Systems Park Centre

Farnborough Aerospace Centre


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