2008

Thursday, 5 June 2008 Energy

Rolls-Royce wins Trent 60 business in eight countries

Rolls-Royce announced today at the Power-Gen Europe show in Milan that customers in eight countries had selected Trent 60 engines, including orders for three additional Trent 60 electrical generating sets from two existing customers in Belgium and Australia.

Thursday, 5 June 2008 Marine

New U.S. Navy milestone for Rolls-Royce gas turbine

Rolls-Royce today celebrated a milestone as its new gas turbine went into operation on a U.S. Navy warship for the first time.

Wednesday, 28 May 2008 Civil

Rolls-Royce and GKN Aerospace announce composite material joint venture

Rolls-Royce announced today that it has established a joint venture company with GKN Aerospace to carry out research and development into the use of composite materials in aero engine fan blades.

Tuesday, 27 May 2008 Civil

BR725 engine star of show as Chancellor Angela Merkel visits Rolls-Royce at Berlin Airshow 2008

The newest Rolls-Royce aero engine, the BR725, was the key exhibit when Chancellor of Germany, Dr Angela Merkel, today visited the company’s stand (Hall 8, Booth 8302) on the opening day of Berlin Airshow ILA2008.

Tuesday, 20 May 2008 Civil

Rolls-Royce forecasts business aviation growth: Medium and large jet deliveries dominate

Rolls-Royce today predicted continued growth in business jet deliveries through the remainder of the decade and forecasts an engine market worth $110 billion over the next 20 years, with medium and large business jets dominating in terms of aircraft and engine value.

Friday, 16 May 2008 Civil

Thai selects Rolls-Royce Trent 900 and TotalCare® for A380 fleet

Rolls-Royce announced today that THAI Airways International had selected the Trent 900 to power its fleet of six Airbus A380s in a deal valued at $500 million at engine list prices. 

Thursday, 15 May 2008 Marine

Rolls-Royce opens Marine service facility in Mumbai

Rolls-Royce today formally opened its marine service facility in Mumbai to support the growing shipping industry in India.

Tuesday, 29 April 2008 Civil

Rolls-Royce completes successful first run of BR725 engine

Rolls-Royce, the world’s leading engine supplier for business jets, has successfully completed the first run of its BR725 engine at its facility in Dahlewitz, Germany. The selection of the engine to power the new Gulfstream G650 aircraft was announced last month.

Wednesday, 9 April 2008 Marine

Rolls-Royce design selected for Polar research vessel

Rolls-Royce has been selected to design a research vessel to carry out significant environmental research at both the North and South Poles.

Thursday, 3 April 2008 Investors

Quarterly new review from Rolls-Royce: First Quarter, 2008

During the first quarter of 2008, Rolls-Royce demonstrated the value of its broad portfolio and of its consistent strategy of investing in technology and capability and access to global markets.