The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has awarded Rolls-Royce certification for its higher efficiency and thrust Package C variant of the Trent 1000 engine, which will power the stretched -9 version of the Boeing 787.   The first 787-9 rolled out last month and first flight is due imminently. The Package C engine is certified to 74,000 lb take-off thrust. It will power the first 787-9 to enter service, which will go to Air New Zealand in 2014. It will also power the ...

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