Monday, June 24, 2013

News: Paris fuels Rolls-Royce order book


Rolls-Royce increased its order book and confirmed plans for its most advanced Trent 1000 civil engine at last week's Paris Air Show.

The group announced significant new orders and agreements worth almost $5 billion for engines and services with a number of customers including Philippine Airlines, Air France-KLM, and United Airlines.

Celebrating its 50th year, the show brings together the entire aviation industry and followed the successful maiden flight of the Airbus A350 XWB (pictured), powered by the world's most fuel-efficient engine, the Trent XWB. Major orders for the Trent XWB were placed by United Airlines, Air France-KLM and SriLankan Airlines, while the market leading Trent 700 was selected by Philippine Airlines, Oman Air and Sri Lankan Airlines to power Airbus A330 aircraft.

The world-renowned engineers also announced that work on the first Trent 1000-TEN test engine for all models of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner will begin later this year, while Trent 1000 flight test engines have been delivered to Boeing for the first 787-9 variant. Air Lease Corporation and Transaero announced selection of the Trent 1000 to power their respective Boeing 787 fleets.

Set to enter service in 2016, the Trent 1000-TEN will be up to three per cent more fuel efficient than Trent 1000s currently in service. The Trent 1000-TEN will be able to power all variants of the 787, including the 787-10. It will deliver the best average range fuel efficiency on the aircraft.

Eric Schulz, president – Civil Large Engines at Rolls-Royce, said: "The Trent 1000-TEN engine will power all versions of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, providing commonality for customers operating a combination of 787 models in their fleet. Many of the improvements will come from the flow back of technology from our Trent XWB engine that has maintained our technology leadership position."
Rolls-Royce's cutting edge manufacturing techniques will be used at its new Rotherham facility currently under construction on the Advanced Manufacturing Park. The Advanced Blade Casting Facility (pictured) will produce single crystal turbine blades, which play a critical role in jet engines and are required to withstand centrifugal loads of up to ten tonnes while operating at up to 200 degrees above the melting point of their alloy.

There are over 65 turbine blades in every iconic Trent engine and the 14,900 sq m facility will be capable of manufacturing 100,000 blades per year when it becomes fully operational in 2014.

Rolls-Royce website

Images: Airbus / BAM Construction / Twitter


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