Rolls-Royce UltraFan power gearbox tops world aerospace record

NEW DELHI: Rolls-Royce announced that its UltraFan power gearbox has set a new world aerospace record at its facility in Germany. The gearbox has reached 87,000 horsepower or 64 megawatts – enough to power a city the size of Bath, United Kingdom – on test at Dahlewitz, near Berlin. The power milestone was achieved as […]

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Rolls-Royce announces major testing facility expansion with Purdue University

NEW DELHI: Rolls-Royce has launched a new major investment project with Purdue University in Indiana to develop new test facilities for high-altitude and hybrid-electric engines to power the next generation of U.S. military aircraft. Rolls-Royce West Lafayette will be developed at the Purdue Aerospace District, just off the university campus, where the company already has […]

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Rolls-Royce bags $200 million contract from UK for future fighter jet

NEW DELHI: UK’s Ministry of Defence (MOD) has awarded a contract worth approximately £250m to progress the design and development of Tempest, the UK’s Future Combat Air System (FCAS). The contract, signed by BAE Systems, officially marks the start of the programme’s concept and assessment phase. Continued funding of Tempest underlines the UK Government’s confidence […]

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Rolls-Royce to showcase future South Korean naval power and propulsion

NEW DELHI: Rolls-Royce is this week showcasing future naval power and propulsion capabilities at South Korean Defence exhibition, MADEX. The new power and propulsion model will be on display, demonstrating Rolls-Royce’s extensive capabilities for both Integrated Full Electric and Hybrid Electric Propulsion solutions for modern naval vessels. Rolls-Royce already has proven experience with the Republic […]

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Rolls-Royce awarded UK MOD contract to strengthen support for key Royal Navy programmes

NEW DELHI: Rolls-Royce has been awarded a contract by the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) to strengthen support for two key Royal Navy programmes. The contract will enable both parties to work together to deliver on-going support for Rolls-Royce MT30 and WR-21 marine engines. Alex Zino, Executive Vice President Business Development and Future Programmes at […]

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Rolls-Royce Pearl family continues to grow

NEW DELHI: Rolls-Royce has officially unveiled the Pearl 10X, the third and most powerful member of its market-leading Pearl engine family for the business aviation market. The engine has been optimised to exclusively power Dassault’s brand-new flagship aircraft, the Falcon 10X, which was revealed during a digital ceremony at Le Bourget airport in Paris today. […]

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Rolls-Royce reaches agreement to design, manufacture propellers for U.S. Navy’s Constellation frigates

NEW DELHI: Rolls-Royce has reached an agreement with Fincantieri Marinette Marine to design and manufacture up to 40 fixed-pitch propellers for the U.S. Navy’s Constellation-class (FFG-62) guided missile frigate program. Fincantieri was awarded the shipbuilding contract from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) in April 2020, to design and build the first FFG-62 class frigate. […]

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Rolls-Royce and DHL Express sign Totalcare agreement for A330 engines

NEW DELHI: Rolls-Royce and DHL Express have announced they have both signed a TotalCare agreement for the Trent 700 engines that currently power the eight Airbus A330 freighter aircraft of the worldwide operating logistics company. The agreement will also cover any Trent 700 engines that are added to the DHL fleet in the future. Our […]

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Rolls-Royce delivers 16-cylinder version of mtu Series 8000 for the first time

NEW DELHI: Rolls-Royce has delivered the first 16-cylinder engines of the successful mtu Series 8000. The Taiwanese shipyard CSBC Corporation will install the first two 16V 8000 M71L engines in new patrol vessels for the Taiwanese Coast Guard. The two engines deliver 7,280 kilowatts of power each and will accelerate the 1000-ton class vessels to […]

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Rolls-Royce reaches new milestone as industry’s largest aero-engine build starts

NEW DELHI: Rolls-Royce has officially started building the world’s largest aero-engine, UltraFan, which will help redefine sustainable air travel for decades to come. Work on the first module is underway at our dedicated DemoWorks facility in Derby, UK, and the demonstrator engine, which has a fan diameter of 140 inches, will be completed by the […]

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