2008

Monday, 6 October 2008 Marine

Rolls-Royce wins £96M contract to power Royal Navy aircraft carriers

Rolls-Royce, a world leader in marine solutions, has won a £96 million contract to provide power and propulsion equipment, including four gas turbines, for two of the world's largest warships - the UK’s new 65,000 tonne aircraft carriers, HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales.

Thursday, 2 October 2008 Civil

Rolls-Royce Trent enters Latin America

The first Trent 700-powered Airbus A330 entered into Avianca’s fleet today, marking the entry of the first new Rolls-Royce Trent in Latin merica.

Monday, 29 September 2008 Energy

Rolls-Royce wins first Central Europe contracts for Industrial Trent

Two of Central Europe’s leading electrical power providers are the first customers in the region for Rolls-Royce Trent 60 generating sets, which will provide peak-time electrical power to Bratislava in Slovakia and to Prostejov in the Czech Republic.

Friday, 19 September 2008 Civil

Rolls-Royce to power additional A380s for Qantas Airways

Rolls-Royce announced today (19 September) that Qantas Airways has ordered Trent 900 engines to power eight additional Airbus A380s, in a deal valued at more than $575 million. This brings Qantas’s Rolls-Royce powered A380 fleet to 20 aircraft.

Tuesday, 16 September 2008 Defence

Future LYNX engine achieves EASA certification

The Light Helicopter Turbine Engine Company (LHTEC), a 50:50 joint venture between Honeywell and Rolls-Royce, has achieved European Aviation Safety Agency Type Certification for the CTS800-4N engine that will power the UK’s Future Lynx helicopter fleet.

Monday, 15 September 2008 Civil

Air Caraibes order launches Rolls-Royce Trent XWB in France and–1000 XWB in Europe

Rolls-Royce has received its first order for Trent XWB engines from a France-based carrier, with the Air Caraïbes order for three Airbus A350-1000 XWB aircraft. The engines will be backed by a long-term TotalCare® agreement, bringing the combined engine and services package value to more than $250 million at list prices.

Thursday, 4 September 2008 Defence

LHTEC to provide engines for Turkish ATAK helicopters

The Turkish Army announced that it has selected the AgustaWestland T129 helicopter, powered by two Light Helicopter Turbine Engine Company (LHTEC) CTS800-4A engines, as part of the Tactical Reconnaissance and Attack Helicopter (ATAK) Program for the Turkish Land Forces Command.

Wednesday, 27 August 2008 Marine

Rolls-Royce announces waterjet services agreement with Abu Dhabi ship building

Rolls-Royce, has strengthened its relationship with leading Middle East shipbuilder Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB) though a new agreement.

Tuesday, 29 July 2008 Civil

Rolls-Royce expands small engine range RR500 Turboprop for general aviation market

Rolls-Royce today announced the launch of a new turboprop engine, the RR500, the company's fifth new civil engine program in 24 months. The announcement exemplifies the company's strategy of creating new market opportunities by expanding its portfolio of engines, the most extensive in the aerospace industry.

Monday, 28 July 2008 Civil

Rolls-Royce explores future RR300 applications with Rotorway International

Rolls-Royce announced today that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Rotorway International to discuss future RR300-powered helicopter applications.