Goodrich Corp. has signed a research agreement with Rolls-Royce to develop the new fuel nozzles for “lean burn” combustion technology systems for gas turbine engines, Goodrich announced today. Rolls-Royce has also chosen Goodrich to supply the fuel nozzles for the new Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engine for the Airbus A350XWB widebody. The contract calls for all work to be performed by Goodrich’s Engine Components team in West Des Moines, Iowa.<o:p></o:p>
Lean-burn technology allows for a more complete combustion cycle, which reduces emissions and increases efficiency. Goodrich’s lean-burn program focuses on advanced combustion fuel nozzles designed to meet increasingly stringent requirements for reduced emissions on next-generation aircraft. Lean-burn technology can significantly reduce nitrogen-oxide (NOx) emissions, potentially improving air quality around airports and reducing aviation’s NOx footprint.