ITP joins Trent 1000 programme

Spain’s Industria de Turbo Propulsores was today confirmed as the sixth risk and revenue sharing partner on the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engine being developed for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.


Spain’s Industria de Turbo Propulsores (ITP) was today confirmed as the sixth risk and revenue sharing partner (RRSP) on the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engine being developed for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.


The announcement takes RRSP investment share on the Trent 1000 to 35 per cent.


This new agreement means that ITP is now an RRSP on all five versions of the Trent engine which are either in service or under development. ITP is 47 per cent owned by Rolls-Royce, in partnership with Sener Aeronáutica.


Under the terms of the agreement, ITP will again be responsible for assembly of the low pressure turbine (LPT) module and for the majority of the manufacture and design work for the LPT.


“The signing of this agreement consolidates our position as the key supplier of low pressure turbines for all Rolls-Royce large engines,” commented Ignacio Mataix, General Manager at ITP.


ITP joins Goodrich Corporation, Hamilton Sundstrand, Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI), Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and Carlton Forge Works as Trent 1000 RRSPs.


The first flight of the Trent 1000 on a flying test bed is scheduled for the first quarter of 2007. The engine will be certified by the airworthiness authorities later that year and enter service in 2008.