Parker Aerospace Lands Rolls-Royce Contract
Parker Aerospace (Hall 5 C220) has added the Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97 engine powering the Airbus A350 XWB-1000 to its portfolio of R-R applications. The U.S. manufacturer estimates business worth up to $2.2 billion will be generated during the life of the program. Parker will supply a suite of pneumatic valves, a bearing and gearbox oil pump and the hydraulic engine build-up system comprising tubes hoses and hardware required to transfer power between the aircraft and engines. The company will provide all-inclusive customer service and support for its equipment throughout the life of the program as part of Rolls-Royce’s TotalCare support program.
The first components are scheduled for delivery later this year. Initial ground testing of the Trent XWB-97 is set for 2014.