Rolls-Royce plc

March 14, 2007 - 8:15am

A strengthening worldwide market for civil and military helicopters is responsible for keeping senior executives at engine-maker Rolls-Royce jubilant–but not satisfied.
Looking to the near-term future, Rolls-Royce views unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and emerging civil markets in China and India as the next big growth areas, according to Scott Crislip, president of helicopters and small gas turbine engines for the UK manufacturer.

February 20, 2007 - 10:15am

Responding to increased demand for Rolls-Royce Model 250 turbine engine overhaul and repair, Dallas Airmotive has expanded its services and added a pair of regional sales managers.

December 15, 2006 - 12:26pm

Parker Aerospace companies are supplying a wide range of systems and components to airframes that range from the Airbus A380 and Boeing 787 airliners to the unmanned combat aircraft, including the first inert gas generating system (IGGS) for an Airbus aircraft.

December 11, 2006 - 7:31am

Rolls-Royce is seeking to add the Middle and Far East to its rapidly growing military engines support portfolio, and says significant deals are likely to be forged “in the medium term.”

December 7, 2006 - 11:22am

Not content to sit back and enjoy its Trent engines successes over the last two years, Rolls-Royce has kicked off its sales campaign to power the new Airbus A350 with optimistic forecasts despite launching the engine almost a year later than its competitor, General Electric.

December 6, 2006 - 10:24am

Rolls-Royce has completed its first run of its Trent 1000, the engine competing with General Electric’s GEnx to power the Boeing 787.

No problems were encountered during the test, although the engine departs from tradition in being designed with a mechanical offtake for electrical power.

November 27, 2006 - 11:51am

International Lease Finance Corporation has selected Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines worth a potential $600 million to power up to 20 Boeing 787s from 2010. Lessees of the aircraft will be offered comprehensive “lifetime” TotalCare engine service-support agreements. Another U.S. leasing firm, Pegasus Aviation Finance Co., has acquired six Trent-powered 787s.

November 27, 2006 - 10:42am

Airbus’ confirmation that it is to go ahead with the A350 XWB, requiring much higher thrust engines than the original A350, has put the cat among the pigeons in the U.S. engine industry, with General Electric and Pratt & Whitney apparently poles apart on what they will offer.

November 16, 2006 - 8:52am
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After celebrating a bumper year in 2005, Rolls-Royce is pushing ahead with a huge program of reorganization to capitalize on its increasingly strong global position and secure its long-term stability.

November 15, 2006 - 10:20am

Rolls-Royce forecasts that 51,000 engines, valued at $70 billion, are needed over the next 20 years to meet demand for 24,000 new corporate jets, from very light jets through business jetliners. “Demand is being fueled by the business community’s increasing recognition of the value of using business jets as a productivity tool,” the turbofan engine manufacturer said.

 
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