Engines Fitted to British Airways’ First Airbus A380

The building of British Airways’ first Airbus A380 ‘Super-jumbo’ aircraft reached a major milestone this week, with the installation of the last of its four giant Roll-Royce Trent 900 engines.
The engines, which each produce 70,000 lbs of thrust are attached to aircraft
‘MSN095’, the first of 12 A380s the airline has on order.
The aircraft is due to be delivered to British Airways in July next year.
British Airways’ Director of Engineering, Garry Copeland, said: “We are delighted to
see the aircraft taking shape, and can’t wait for it to join the British Airways fleet.  This delivery is the latest step in a huge investment to upgrade the fleet and improve the inflight experience for our customers.”
Having been constructed at Rolls-Royce’s Derby plant, the engines were transported to
Toulouse via road and ferry.  Each engine, weighing six tonnes and with a diameter measuring almost ten feet, took a team of five Airbus engineers to install.
These aircraft, form part of a £5bn investment by British Airways in new aircraft,
cabins, lounges, and new technologies to make life more comfortable in the air and on the ground.