Rolls-Royce and Embraer celebrate the 2,000th AE3007 engine delivery

Tuesday, 27 March 2007

Rolls-Royce and Embraer celebrated the delivery of the 2,000th AE3007 engine during a ceremony on March 22 at Embraer’s facility in Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil. The AE3007 has powered Embraer’s ERJ family of regional jets and Legacy Business Jet for a decade.

Rolls-Royce Chief Executive Sir John Rose presented Embraer President and CEO Mauricio Botelho with a customized gift commemorating the event.

Sir John Rose said: “Rolls-Royce is proud to have been an integral part of Embraer’s impressive development, growth and success over the past decade. We believe that our expertise and worldwide support network has made a significant contribution towards the success of Embraer, which has become a very significant and important customer for Rolls-Royce. We look forward to building on our relationship with new aircraft, new engines and new opportunities.”

Entering service in 1996 with Embraer, the AE 3007A engine powers 20 variants of the Embraer ERJ 145, ERJ 140 and ERJ 135 regional jets, the Embraer Legacy 600 corporate aircraft and ERJ-145 military variants.

Ian Aitken, Rolls-Royce President of Corporate and Regional Aircraft said: "Ten years of partnership has generated great results for both Rolls-Royce and Embraer. Nearly 1,000 ERJ aircraft and 100 Legacy aircraft in operation is a superb achievement and we are proud to be a part of that success. This 2,000th delivery is another in a long line of milestones our companies have enjoyed together and we are looking forward to many more successful years together. ”

Rolls-Royce was recognized as Embraer’s 2006 Supplier of the Year for mechanical systems. The award was based on delivery performance, quality, operator customer satisfaction and flexibility in dealing with Embraer.

Artur Coutinho, Embraer Executive Vice President for Industrial Operations said: “Rolls-Royce willingness to invest and to make the AE 3007 the most reliable engine in operation in the 50-seat market showed to be a relevant element in our ERJ family success”.

In 2001, Rolls-Royce launched the enhanced AE3007A1E engine, specifically for the Embraer ERJ145XR. The enhanced 8,110lb-thrust AE 3007A1E turbofan offered a 7 percent increase in takeoff thrust and up to a 14 percent increase in climb thrust over existing AE3007A1 models, allowing up to a 29 percent increase in range over current ERJ 145 aircraft.

Facts on the AE3007 engine

  1. Certificated in 1996, the AE3007 engine, which has nine variants with thrust ranging from 7,000lb to 9,000lb, powers nearly 1,000 Embraer aircraft worldwide, as the exclusive engine for all 30 to 50-seat Embraer regional jets and the Embraer Legacy 600 business jet.
  2. Powers more than 2,300 in-service aircraft covering both the regional and corporate jet markets and the military sector;
  3. There are over 980 Embraer ERJ 135s, ERJ 140s and ERJ 145s in civil, military and corporate operations globally.
  4. Nearly 90 per cent of all AE 3007 engines under the Rolls-Royce TotalCare® or CorporateCare® programs, which provide customers with predictable engine maintenance costs, transfers engine-related risk to Rolls-Royce, reduces acquisition costs as well as administrative burden and allows customers to focus on their core business;
  5. Accumulates more than 300,000 flying hours per month - equivalent to an average of one take-off or landing every 20 seconds;
  1. Embraer is the world’s leading manufacturer of Commercial jets up to 110 seats with 37 years of experience in designing, developing, manufacturing, selling and providing after sales support to aircraft for the Commercial Aviation, Executive Aviation, and Defense and Government segments.
  2. Rolls-Royce, world-leading provider of power systems and services for use on land, at sea and in the air, operates in four global markets - civil aerospace, defense aerospace, marine and energy.
  3. Rolls-Royce is the leading provider of propulsion system solutions for today’s business jets, garnering 34 per cent of the market and providing power to today’s largest, fastest and longest-range business jets.
  4. The AE 3007 engine, produced in Indianapolis, Indiana, is designed to meet the stringent requirements of corporate, regional airline and military customers and maintains excellent reliability and performance while meeting strict noise and emissions limits required of tomorrow’s fleet. The engine shares the same high-pressure core with the AE 2100 turboprop and AE 1007 turboshaft engines.
  5. Rolls-Royce has a broad customer base comprising 600 airlines, 4,000 corporate and utility aircraft and helicopter operators, 160 armed forces and more than 2,000 marine customers, including 70 navies. The company has energy customers in 120 countries. Rolls-Royce is a technology leader, employing around 38,000 people in offices, manufacturing and service facilities in 50 countries.
  6. Annual sales total $12 billion, of which 54 percent are services revenues. The firm and announced order book is $45 billion, which, together with demand for services, provides visibility of future levels of activity.

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