Tag: Rolls-Royce

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 […]

Rolls-Royce Delivers 100th Trent XWB Engine from Dahlewitz, Germany

Reading Time: 1 minute Rolls-Royce is celebrating another milestone in the Trent XWB success story with the delivery of the 100th Trent XWB engine assembled at the production line in Dahlewitz, Germany. The engine will be delivered to Airbus in Toulouse to power Lufthansa’s latest A350-900 aircraft. The Lufthansa Group, one of Rolls-Royce’s most important airline customers, has operated […]

Rolls-Royce: Reasons Behind Losses in 2018

Reading Time: 1 minute Rolls-Royce, a British aircraft engines manufacturer, announced 2018 results reporting £2.9 billion losses. Among the main reasons the company names long-running mechanical problems with Trent 1000 engines. Number of Trent 1000 powered aircraft operated by such major airlines as British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Air New Zealand and some others, were kept out of service due […]

Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA Changes its Route Portfolio

Reading Time: 1 minute To meet the competitive environment in a period with seasonally lower demand in Europe, Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA (“the Company”) has made several changes to its route portfolio as well as adjusted its capacity. Combined, these measures should improve the financial performance from the start of 2019. In addition, the Company has launched an extensive […]