Installing the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 aircraft engine – which powered the Boeing 787 Dreamliner on its maiden flight in 2006, and has carried more than 150 million passengers around the world to date – is the latest chapter in the new Museum’s creation, which is set to open for the first time in September 2020.
The Trent 1000 is a feat of modern engineering: the fan at the front of the engine is more than nine feet across, and sucks in more than a tonne of air every second at take-off. The blade tip travels at more than 900mph – faster than the speed of sound and when flying, the temperature inside the hottest parts of the engine can be almost half as hot as the sun.
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