Trent 556  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2002
Total Production: 464
Origin: United Kingdom
Corporations: Rolls-Royce
Parent System: Trent 500
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2002
Total Production: 624
Family Members: Trent 553
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Description: The Trent 500 family of engines have been specifically designed to meet the requirements of longer range, wide body Airbus A340-500 and -600 airliners. Its design has been cleared for 60,000 pounds of thrust but, currently, Trent 500 engines are only available rated at 53,000-lb (Trent 553) and 56,000-lb (Trent 556).

Trent 500 provide reliable and economical power to latest A340 models. Its design derived from the RB211 three-shaft engine and the Trent 800 wide-chord fan core that has been scaled down for the Trent 500. Low noise and emissions levels are a goal achieved by the Trent 500 engines. The first Trent 500, a Trent 556 model, was delivered in 2002 powering the Airbus A340-600 ultra-long range airliner.

Trent 556 Applications

Airliners Airbus A340-600

Trent 556 Specifications

Fan Diameter: 2.47 meter (97 inch)
Length: 3.94 meter (155 inch)
Thrust: 56,000 pound (25.4 ton)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
Pound (lb)   Kilogram (kg)   kN (KiloNewton)   Ton (t)
Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
Year (yr)   Minutes (min)   Second (sec)
Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

Trent 556 News

There are 7 news between
14 Dec 2006 and 15 Jul 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008Qatar Airways Selects Rolls-Royce TotalCare for A340 Trent-Powered Fleet
Monday, February 4, 2008Iberia Selects Rolls-Royce Trent 500 Engine to Power an Additional Three A340-600s
Thursday, June 28, 2007Rolls-Royce Signs Trent 500 Totalcare Extension with South African Airways
Wednesday, June 20, 2007Etihad Orders Trent 500 to Power its Fleet of Four A340-600s
Thursday, June 14, 2007Thai Signs Trent 500 TotalCare Agreement
Monday, December 18, 2006Airbus Delivers First VIP A340-600 To SAAD Air
Thursday, December 14, 2006Lufthansa Selects Rolls-Royce Trent 500 to Power its Newest A340-600s

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Engines powering Egypt Air 2 A340-600s (8 engines)
Engines powering Lufthansa 24 A340-600s (96 engines)
Engines powering Qatar Airways 4 A340-600s (16 engines)
Saudi Arabia4
Engines powering SAAD Air Ltd 1 A340-600 (4 engines)
Engines powering Iberia 15 A340-600s (60 engines)
Engines powering SWISS 9 A340-600s (36 engines)
Engines powering Thai 6 A340-600s (24 engines)
United Arab Emirates64
Engines powering Etihad Airlines 8 A340-600s (32 engines); Emirates 8 A340-600s (32 engines)
United Kingdom100
Engines powering Virgin Atlantic 25 A340-600s (100 engines)
United States of America20
Engines powering ILFC 5 A340-600s (20 engines)

Grand Total 46412
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