Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 selected by Oman Air

Monday, 14 November 2011

Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has won an order from Oman Air for engines to power six Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.

The airline is the first in the Middle East to select the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engine, which last month powered the first 787 Dreamliner into service. Rolls-Royce has been selected for eight of the last nine 787 Dreamliner engine competitions.

Peter Dunsford, Rolls-Royce, Customer Business Director – Civil Aerospace, said: “We are pleased that Oman Air has again put its trust in our world leading Trent engine technology. This decision will see the airline be the first in the Middle East to enter service with the Trent 1000, the quietest and most efficient engine on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.”

Oman Air currently operates seven Trent 700-powered Airbus A330 aircraft supported by a TotalCare® long term service agreement.

Trent 1000 facts:

  • The Trent 1000 front fan is over 9 ft feet across and sucks in up to 1.25 tonnes of air every second at take-off.
  • High pressure turbine blades inside the engine rotate at 13,500 rpm, with their tips reaching 1,200mph – twice the speed of sound.
  • At take off each of the Trent 1000’s 66 high pressure turbine blades generates the same power as produced by a Formula One racing car. That is 800 horse power per blade.
  • Temperatures inside the hottest parts of the engine are around half as hot as the surface of the sun.
  • At full power air leaves the nozzle at the back of the engine travelling at almost 900mph.
  1. Rolls-Royce is a world-leading provider of power systems and services for use on land, at sea and in the air, and has established a strong position in global markets - civil aerospace, defence aerospace, marine and energy.
  2. As a result of this strategy, Rolls-Royce has a broad customer base comprising more than 500 airlines, 4,000 corporate and utility aircraft and helicopter operators, 160 armed forces, 2 more than 4,000 marine customers, including 70 navies, and energy customers in nearly 120 countries, with an installed base of 54,000 gas turbines.
  3. Annual underlying revenues were £10.8 billion in 2010, of which more than half came from the provision of services. The firm and announced order book stood at £61.4 billion at 30 June 2011, providing visibility of future levels of activity.
  4. Rolls-Royce employs over 39,000 skilled people in offices, manufacturing and service facilities in over 50 countries. Over 11,000 of these employees are engineers.
  5. In 2010, Rolls-Royce invested £923 million on research and development, two thirds of which had the objective of further improving the environmental performance of its products, in particular reducing emissions.
  6. Rolls-Royce supports a global network of 28 University Technology Centres, which connect the company’s engineers with the forefront of scientific research.
  7. The Group has a strong commitment to apprentice and graduate recruitment and to further developing employee skills.
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