The Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97 engine, the latest and most powerful variant of the Trent XWB, is appearing at the Singapore Airshow as it prepares for entry into service with Qatar Airways. The 97,000lb thrust engine, which will exclusively power the Airbus A350-1000, builds on the success of the 84,000lb thrust version of the Trent XWB which recently celebrated reaching one million flying hours while achieving the best ever widebody entry into service performance. While there is very little visible or operational difference between the two Trent XWB engines, the higher thrust version employs a range of advanced technologies to produce

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