Tag: Rolls-Royce

Investigation of Bek Air Crash: Severe Safety Violations Discovered

Reading Time: 2 minutes As a result of investigation launched into the Bek Air Fokker 100 crash in December, 2019, the Kazakhstan Aviation Administration (KAA) has identified a number of severe safety violations by the carrier and its crew, after examining the airline. One of the main violations is related to airworthiness of the Bek Air fleet, which was […]

Rolls-Royce Pearl 15 Receives US Certification

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Pearl® 15, the exclusive engine option for Bombardier’s Global 5500 and Global 6500 aircraft, has received its official certification by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The engine, which was developed at the Rolls-Royce Centre of Excellence for Business Aviation engines in Dahlewitz, Germany, has previously been certified by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency […]

Rolls-Royce Unveils All-Electric Plane Targeting the Record Books

Reading Time: 3 minutes Rolls-Royce’s ambitions to build the world’s fastest all-electric aircraft have taken an important step forward with the unveiling of the plane at Gloucestershire Airport. Work will now begin on integrating the ground-breaking electrical propulsion system to enable the zero-emissions plane to make a run for the record books with a target speed of 300+ MPH […]

Beloved Qantas 747 Becomes Rolls-Royce Flying Testbed

Reading Time: 3 minutes A much-loved Qantas passenger aircraft retired from commercial service this weekend to begin life as a Rolls-Royce flying testbed. The aircraft will be used to test current and future jet engine technology that will transform flight, reduce emissions and set new benchmarks for efficiency. The Boeing 747-400 – with the registration of VH-OJU – has […]

Widerøe and Rolls-Royce to Join Forces on Zero-Emissions Aviation

Reading Time: 2 minutes The trend for cleaner aviation continues to develop exceptionally fast. Especially in Norway which has set an ambitious goal for its aviation industry: emission-free domestic aviation by 2040. Thus, Widerøe, Scandinavia’s largest regional airline, and Rolls Royce, industrial technology company, has announced about their plan to launch a joint research program on zero-emissions aviation. The […]

Will Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 Engine Problems See the End?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Rolls-Royce, one of the leading manufacturers of aircraft engines, said it is making steady progress with Trent 1000 engines to eliminate issues and make grounded aircraft airborne again. However, the progress appears to be slightly below the original plans, meaning that safe take-off of Boeing 787 planes powered by the Trent 1000 engines will be […]

Rolls-Royce and Aeroflot Celebrate Engine Record

Reading Time: < 1 minute Rolls-Royce and Aeroflot are celebrating an incredible new record for an engine in service. One of the airline’s Trent 700 engines has completed more than 50,000 engine flying hours without requiring an overhaul – a world record for a widebody engine. The engine first entered service in 2008 and is still going strong today, powering […]

Rolls-Royce Expands its Services Infrastructure for Business Aircraft

Reading Time: < 1 minute Rolls-Royce announced that it is further strengthening its global network of Authorised Service Centres (ASC) for CorporateCare® customers. The global ASC network forms an essential component of Rolls-Royce’s services portfolio for business aircraft and adds to its existing global aftermarket capabilities. Rolls-Royce has 76 ASCs with key maintenance providers worldwide allowing for rapid response times […]

SIA Grounds Two Boeing 787s Over Trent Engine Problems

Reading Time: < 1 minute Singapore Airlines, the flag carrier airline of Singapore, has grounded two of  its Boeing 787-10 aircraft due to pending Trent 1000 TEN engine replacements. In the statement the airline said that “during recent routine inspections of Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 TEN engines on Singapore Airlines’ Boeing 787-10 fleet, premature blade deterioration was found on some engines”. […]

Rolls-Royce Goes Towards Electrifying Flight

Reading Time: 1 minute Rolls-Royce has taken a significant step towards realising the ambition to provide hybrid-electric propulsion systems for the next generation of aviation. With successful ground tests of a hybrid system using the M250 gas turbine – a highly successful engine usually powering helicopters. The tests are part of one of the world’s most comprehensive hybrid aerospace […]