Rolls-Royce AE 3007A2 completes certification

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has received type certification from the Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC) and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for the latest member of the AE 3007 engine series, the AE 3007A2.

The 9,440 lbf thrust engine, which powers Embraer’s new Legacy 650 large executive jet received U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification in April.

All engine development testing has been successfully completed and to date four engines have achieved over 300 flying hours and cycles on two flight test aircraft. 

Dr. Michael Haidinger, President, Rolls-Royce Deutschland and Chief Operating Officer Corporate & Regional Engines Rolls-Royce, said: “This achievement highlights yet another successful on-time completion of a Rolls-Royce civil engine programme.  We are looking forward to the AE 3007A2-powered Legacy 650 entering service later this year.”

Compared with its predecessor, the AE 3007A2 provides 6 to12 per cent higher take-off and climb, thrust and reduced specific fuel consumption, providing a significant contribution towards the Legacy 650 extended range of 3,900 nm (7,223 km).  The combination of an advanced wide-chord fan and updated software optimizes engine fuel consumption for long range cruise.

The AE 3007A2 engine is developed, assembled and produced at the Rolls-Royce manufacturing facility in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.  The first production engine was delivered in April. 

  1. Rolls-Royce, a world-leading provider of power systems and services for use on land, at sea and in the air, has established a strong position in global markets - civil aerospace, defence aerospace, marine and energy.
  2. As a result of this strategy, Rolls-Royce today has a broad customer base comprising more than 600 airlines, 4,000 corporate and utility aircraft and helicopter operators, 160 armed forces, more than 2,000 marine customers, including 70 navies, and energy customers in nearly 120 countries, with an installed base of 54,000 gas turbines.
  3. In 2009, Rolls-Royce invested £864 million on research and development, two thirds of which had the objective of further improving the environmental aspects of its products, in particular the reduction of emissions. 
  4. Rolls-Royce has successfully participated in the business jet market for over 40 years, resulting in a market leading 33 per cent share by value of the total sector.
  5. Successful first flight of the first AE 3007A2-powered Legacy 650 took place on September 23, 2009 at Embraer’s Flight Test facility in Gaviao Peixoto, Brazil.  The second Legacy 650 flew the next day in São Jose dos Campos, Brazil.
  6. The total AE engine series accumulates more than 300,000 flying hours per month - equivalent to an average of one take-off or landing every 20 seconds and has exceed 40 million engine fleet hours.  No other manufacturer has more experience in this market.
  7. Engine maintenance and management support is provided by the industry-leading Rolls-Royce CorporateCare® service solutions offering. 
  8. For more information about Embraer Executive Jets, visit: www.EmbraerExecutiveJets.com

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