Rolls-Royce has delivered the 8,000th engine manufactured at its Dahlewitz, Germany facility, the company announced yesterday. The milestone engine, a BR725 powerplant, went to Gulfstream Aerospace and will be installed on a G650ER.
The Dahlewitz site, just south of Berlin, started production in mid-1995 and today employs approximately 3,000 who assemble the BR710, BR725, and Pearl 15 engines for business jets as well as the Trent XWB for the Airbus A350. It is also Rolls-Royce’s center of excellence for business aviation and houses the development and testing facilities for the new power gearbox for the UltraFan demonstrator program.
More than 4,700 BR700 family engines have been built to date, and the fleet has recorded more than 27 million cumulative operating hours.
“We are very proud of this achievement, which comes as the result of 25 years of hard, dedicated work from our Dahlewitz team, “said Dirk Geisinger, director of business aviation for Rolls-Royce and chairman of Rolls-Royce Deutschland. “I’m especially proud of our employees who are committed, even in these unprecedented times, to delivering world-class products and to supporting our global customer base.”