Rolls-Royce BR725 Engine Gets EASA OK

 - June 29, 2009, 10:50 AM

Rolls-Royce on June 24 received EASA certification for its 16,000-pound-thrust BR725 engine. The launch platform for the new powerplant is the Gulfstream G650, which is expected to fly by year-end. Since first engine run in April last year, the BR725 has completed all major development testing during almost 1,100 running hours and 3,500 engine cycles, according to Rolls-Royce. BR725 serial production is scheduled
for next year and the G650 is scheduled to enter service in 2012.