More than 400 engines in service

  • The RB211-524G/H–T fleet comprises over 400 engines on 114 aircraft in service (91 747-400 and 23 767-300ER)
  • The fleet logged more than 45.5 million flying hours and 6.9 million flight cycles by January 2014
  • First engine ever to achieve more than 27,500 hours on-wing
  • Interchangeable between Boeing 747-400 and Boeing 767-300 (RB211-524H/-T)
  • Flexible rating selection
  • Lowest life cycle cost of ownership
  • Continuous improvement with Trent® technology
  • RB211-524G/H upgraded with the Trent HP system gives:
    • Lowest mature fuel burn
    • Best performance retention
    • Lowest maintenance costs
    • Compliance with all current and planned emissions legislation
  • • A RB211-524 G/H -T powered Boeing 747-400 or 767-300ER takes off or lands every 106 seconds

Three-shaft architecture

The three-shaft architecture, first introduced on the RB211-22B, allows an engine to have fewer stages giving a shorter, stiffer structure. This technology allows the rotors to run to their optimum speeds thereby reducing the need for compressor variable guide vanes.

Wide-chord fan

The innovative wide-chord fan blades, allow a reduction in the number of fan blades, increasing efficiency, reducing noise and giving unrivalled protection against foreign object damage.

Innovative technology

Through the Rolls-Royce concept of family designs, the RB211-524G/H was upgraded with 04 module HP (high pressure) technology developed on the Trent 700 engine family in 1997.

Best performance retention

In the RB211-524G/H-T the HP turbine system is designed to operate at Trent 700 temperatures that are significantly higher than the RB211-524G/H-T. As a result of this, the engine is able to better retain its performance characteristics throughout its service life.

Best environmental credentials

The Trent style combustor reduces NOx emissions by 40 per cent, making the RB211-524G/H-T the engine with the lowest NOx emissions on the Boeing 747-400.

The RB211-524G/H-T was certified in 1997 with significant margin to all environmental emissions regulations and Chapter 3 noise limits on both the Boeing 747 and Boeing 767 aircraft.

Superior economics

The RB211-524G/H offers full commonality and engine changeability for a Boeing 747 and Boeing 767 mixed fleet. This results in lower spares holdings and the lowest possible cost of ownership. The RB211-524G/H-T was cleared for use on the Boeing 767 early in 2001.

The benefits of the RB211-524 G/H-T on the Boeing 747-400 are:

  • 2 per cent lower fuel burn
  • Longer lives on wing - through lower operating temperatures, increased margin and higher capability hardware in the core
  • Lower weight – over 200 lb per engine
  • Lower emissions – 40% lower NOx
  • Lowest maintenance cost - through longer lives and better capability hardware
  • Best performance retentionThe RB211-524 G/H -T is a three-shaft high-bypass-ratio engine.
  • The RB211-524 G/H -T is a three-shaft high-bypass-ratio engine.
  • Fan diameter: 86.3 inches (2.19 metres)
  • Wide-chord fan
  • Seven stage IP compressor
  • Six-stage HP compressor
  • Single annular combustor
  • Single-stage HP turbine
  • Single-stage IP turbine and a three-stage LP turbine

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