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2008-06-30
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Rolls-Royce established a joint venture company with GKN Aerospace to carry out research and development into the use of composite materials in aero engine fan blades. Funding for the research and development is expected to be approximately £11 million.
2008-01-17
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At November’s Dubai Airshow, Qatar AirwaysQatar Petroleum, Qatar Fuel, Airbus, Rolls-Royce, Shell, and the Qatar Science and Technology Park signed an agreement to research the feasibility and potential benefits of using gas-to-liquid synthetic jet fuels in aviation engines.
2011-10-19
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Pratt & Whitney and Rolls-Royce have restructured their participation in IAE International Aero Engines AG, which produces the V2500 engine for the A320 family of aircraft. Under the terms of the agreement, Rolls-Royce will sell its equity and program shares in IAE to P&W for $1.5 billion.
2012-07-07
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Pratt & Whitney finalized an agreement to purchase Rolls-Royce's program share in International Aero Engines (IAE). IAE is a multinational aero engine consortium whose shareholders now consist of Pratt & Whitney, Pratt & Whitney Aero Engines International GmbH, Japanese Aero Engines Corp.
2012-05-04
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Rolls-Royce's first manufacturing facility outside of the U.K., the new Seletar industrial campus, contains research and training, wide-chord fan blade production, and assembly and test facilities, along with other resources to support the 1000 staff who will work there.
2012-05-09
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Changing from alloy to composite materials for engine fan blades is an identified path to reducing overall engine weight by a significant amount—typically up to 1000 lb.
2009-09-03
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Rolls-Royce is set to begin construction at Crosspointe, its new aerospace facility in Prince George County, VA, in late September or early October. This first building at Crosspointe will be a 140,000-ft² disc manufacturing facility.
2009-09-14
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Pittsburgh, PA-based Allegheny Technologies Inc. (ATI) signed a 10-year sourcing agreement with Rolls-Royce plc for the supply of nickel-based superalloy disc-quality products for commercial jet engine applications.
2009-11-20
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Rolls-Royce signed a $171 million contract with Pratt & Whitney to supply the Rolls-Royce LiftSystem for an additional nine short takeoff and vertical landing (STOVL) variant F-35B Lightning II aircraft as part of the third lot of low rate initial production.
2011-07-18
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While it once took up to 10 years to develop a new aircraft engine, the industry average has now shrunk to about two. Rolls-Royce is working to condense that time even further with the use of Isight and its drag-and-drop capability for creating simulation process flows.
2009-03-24
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Although Rolls-Royce’s main base remains in the U.K., it is a growing industry player in North America. It employs nearly 8000 people at more than 66 U.S. locations in 26 states and seven sites in six Canadian provinces.
2009-05-01
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Rolls-Royce recently opened a new Rolls-Royce Regional Customer Training Center (RCTC) in Indianapolis, the second customer training facility it has opened in the last 12 months. With 42,000 ft² of building, laboratory, and classroom space, the Rolls-Royce RCTC offers a range of courses for the core Rolls-Royce products from all segments of the group’s business.
2009-05-15
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Boeing, Rolls-Royce, RUAG Aerospace, and Deharde Maschinenbau entered into a collaborative research agreement to explore the potential of fuel-efficient open-fan (open-rotor) propulsion technology for future commercial airplanes.
2009-08-05
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Rolls-Royce has announced plans to invest in four new factories and two advanced research programs in the U.K. The company will invest more than £300 million in the four factories, with £45 million of support to be provided by the U.K. government.
2008-06-30
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Virgin Atlantic issued a $2.6 billion contract to Rolls-Royce for Trent 1000 engines to power its fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliners. The order is for Trent 1000s to power up to 43 Boeing 787s and consists of 15 firm aircraft plus eight options and a further 20 purchase rights.
2008-06-30
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Spirit AeroSystems Inc. has been selected to design and build the nacelle, thrust reverser, and engine buildup components for the Rolls-Royce BR725 engine: a contract worth more than $600 million. Spirit will also support the aforementioned products in the Rolls-Royce Corporate Care Program throughout the life of the airplane.
2008-06-30
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The shaft-driven lift fan propulsion system that will enable the Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II stealth fighter to perform short takeoffs and vertical landings (STOVL) recently operated for the first time in the aircraft during ground testing at the newly con-structed hover pit at Lockheed Martin’s STOVL Operations Test Facility in Fort Worth, TX.
2008-08-06
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Having reached a plateau in turbofan engine development in recent years, the scene is now being set for the next step up in conventional engine performance gains, with progress being made toward new-generation engines.
2008-08-12
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Mooney Airplane Co. has entered into a joint engineering project with Rolls-Royce to explore using the RR500 as an alternative-fuel (Jet A) powerplant to complement the current Mooney product line. Mooney’s participation in the General Aviation Manufacturers Association’s Future Avgas Strategy and Transition Plan and Mooney’s experience in building high-performance airframes make the two companies logical partners for the new project.
2008-09-10
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Goodrich Corp. and Rolls-Royce plc have signed a letter of intent proposing the formation of a joint venture company, which would develop and supply engine controls for Rolls-Royce aero engines. If the proposed JV goes ahead, it would enable the two companies to integrate their engin­e controls activity more closely.
2008-09-29
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Development is under way at the new Rolls-Royce aerospace manufacturing facility located on 1000 acres of the Crosspointe Center property in Prince George County, VA. Clearing of the first 60-acre parcel began July 21.
2010-05-13
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Aviall Services Inc., a unit of Aviall Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Co., entered into an exclusive worldwide aftermarket distribution agreement with Rolls-Royce plc for unique spare parts of the RB211-524 aircraft engines.
2010-05-24
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Magellan Aerospace Corp. reached agreement with Rolls-Royce Plc and Rolls-Royce Deutschland Ltd. & Co. KG to manufacture mainline shafts and stub shafts for various Rolls-Royce engine programs. Work will be performed at Magellan's Middleton Aerospace facility in Haverhill, MA.
2010-02-28
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Rolls-Royce and Bell Helicopter signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to explore options for the retrofit of Bell 206B JetRanger helicopters with the RR500TS (turboshaft) engine. The MOU will allow the joint evaluation of third-party suppliers to develop RR500TS Supplemental Type Certificate retrofit kits replacing the M250 engines that currently power the JetRanger—a five-seat, light turbine helicopter used in corporate, utility, law enforcement, and homeland security missions.
2010-03-17
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The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) awarded Rolls-Royce an 11-month, $75 million MissionCare contract, including four option years. Logistics support will be provided for the Rolls-Royce AE 1107C-Liberty engines that power the U.S.
2010-04-08
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Rolls-Royce signed a £690 million service contract with the U.K. Ministry of Defence (MOD) to support the Royal Air Force (RAF) fleet of Tornado aircraft. Under the terms of the contract, which runs until 2025, Rolls-Royce will provide the RAF with a guaranteed level of availability for its RB199 engines, spares, and ground support equipment.
2010-04-08
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Rolls-Royce received a $51 million engine production and MissionCare services contract with U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR). The contract is in support of Rolls-Royce AE 2100D3-powered KC-130J tanker aircraft, flown by the U.S.
2010-04-08
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Gulfstream's second G650 test article completed its first flight at the end of February.
2010-03-10
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Rolls-Royce has exercised its option to add Parker Aerospace's heat-management valves to the pneumatics package it already supplies on the Trent XWB engine program. Product design, manufacture, and support will be completed by the Parker Aerospace Fluid Systems Division in Irvine, CA.
2009-01-12
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Goodrich Corp. and Rolls-Royce Group plc have formed a joint-venture company to develop and supply engine controls for Rolls-Royce aero engines. The company, Rolls-Royce Goodrich Engine Control Systems Ltd., operates as Aero Engine Controls, of which each company owns 50%.
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