Embraer, Widerøe and Rolls-Royce to research innovative technologies for sustainable regional aircraft

NEW DELHI: Embraer, Widerøe and Rolls-Royce have announced plans to study a conceptual zero-emission regional aircraft. The 12-month cooperation study – in the context of pre-competitive research and development – will address passenger requirements to stay connected in a post Covid-19 world, but do so sustainably, and seeks to accelerate the knowledge of the technologies […]

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Airbus, Rolls-Royce, Safran and Singapore Airlines sign Global Sustainable Aviation Fuel declaration at Singapore Airshow

NEW DELHI: Airbus, Rolls-Royce, Safran and Singapore Airlines have signed the Global SAF Declaration at the Singapore Airshow, committing to promote the acceleration of the development, production, and consumption of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). The aviation industry plays a part in achieving the Paris Agreement targets, with SAF being one of the key decarbonisation levers […]

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Rolls-Royce delivers 1000th Trent XWB-84 engine

NEW DELHI: Rolls-Royce announced that it has delivered its 1000th Trent XWB–84, achieving another key milestone for the engine programme. The engine, which will power an Airbus A350-900, was built at the company’s state-of-the-art Production Test Facility in Derby, England. The Trent XWB-84, the world’s most efficient aero engine in service, is the latest in […]

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Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engine to power a further two MRTT aircraft in the UAE

NEW DELHI: The Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engine is set to power a further two Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft for the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The announcement of the follow-on acquisition order was made by Airbus today during the Dubai Air Show. The UAE already has three Trent 700 powered MRTT in service and […]

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Rolls-Royce opens new $11 million facility to support U.S. Navy programs

NEW DELHI: Rolls-Royce has completed an $11 million investment in its flagship Naval Defense campus with the opening of a new high-tech manufacturing, repair and test facility. The 25,000ft² facility will enhance and modernize the company’s naval operations in Walpole, adding waterjet maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) servicing to its portfolio of world-class capabilities. Dan […]

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Rolls-Royce keen to partner with Indian Navy

NEW DELHI: As part of the UK’s upcoming Carrier Strike Group tour, Rolls-Royce is all set to showcase to Indian Navy customers its capabilities to design, build and deliver customised power and propulsion solutions for India’s naval modernisation requirements. The company also expressed its keenness to explore opportunities for partnering the Navy with end-to-end solutions […]

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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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