The Rolls-Royce Pearl 15 engine—developed at the company’s Center Of Excellence For Business Aviation Engines in Dahlewitz, Germany, for the Bombardier Global 5500 and 6500—has received Transport Canada certification, the UK-based company announced today. Since receiving EASA certification in 2018, the Pearl 15 has undergone a comprehensive test program and is undergoing final flight validation on both Global models, which are on track to enter service by year-end.
According to Rolls-Royce, the 15,250-pound-thrust Pearl 15, which is the first of a planned new engine family for business aviation, combines technologies derived from the Rolls-Royce Advance2 technology demonstrator programs with proven features from the BR700. It also incorporates an engine health monitoring system that introduces advanced vibration detection and remote engine diagnostics. Compared with the BR710 engine, the Pearl has up to 7 percent better specific fuel consumption, is two decibels cumulative quieter, and reduces NOx emissions by 20 percent.
“This certification makes us very proud, as it illustrates the dedication of our global team to support our customer Bombardier and the planned entry into service later this year,” said Rolls-Royce director of business aviation Dirk Geisinger. “We have worked closely with the teams at Transport Canada and Bombardier to achieve this certification.”