Rolls-Royce celebrates the rollout of the 2,000th BR710 engine at Dahlewitz
Friday, 4 March 2011
Rolls-Royce, a world-leading provider of gas turbines, power systems and services for use on land, at sea and in the air, announced today the rollout of the 2,000th BR710 engine. The engine was manufactured at the company’s Dahlewitz plant, which is part of a long-term commitment to Germany that has seen Rolls-Royce invest a total of 1.5 billion Euro in the country.
Dr. Michael Haidinger, Managing Director and President Civil Small & Medium Engines, said: “The BR710 has seen global success with operators of business jets and has prevailed on the market owing to its reliability and efficiency. Aircraft equipped with this engine have set new performance records for range, speed and altitude. The success of the BR710 on the global market is attributable to the outstanding efforts of our engineers, assembly workforce and service team. They assure the success of the engine, today and in the future."
The BR710 is very versatile. With thrust ratings between 14,750 and 15,500 pounds, this engine has become the power plant of choice for Bombardier Global Express, Global Express XRS and Global 5000 as well as Gulfstream G500 and G550 business jets.
The BR710 engine is a member of the proven BR700 family, which also includes the BR715 and BR725 models. BR700 engines were the first engines manufactured in Germany to obtain international certification. More than 11 million hours in service attest to the success story of the BR700.
The BR710 was developed in Germany and is assembled at Dahlewitz. After certification in 1996, it made its first run in 1997. The BR710 excels at take-off and climb performance. This enables aircraft to reach the targeted cruising altitude very quickly, thereby conserving fuel and saving time.
The engine’s low noise and emissions levels are further hallmarks of distinction. They allow aircraft to frequent major international hubs as well as local airstrips worldwide.
The BR710 combines proven civil engine technologies with state-of-the-art materials, manufacturing excellence and aerodynamics. This ensures the engine satisfies the most stringent business and environmental requirements and operates cost-efficiently.
- 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.
- 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, more than 2,500 marine customers, including 70 navies, and energy customers in nearly 120 countries, with an installed base of 54,000 gas turbines.
- Annual underlying revenues were over £10.8 billion in 2010, more than half of which came from the provision of services. The order book grew to a record £59.2bn at 31 December 2010, providing visibility as to future levels of activity.
- 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.
- 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.
- Rolls-Royce supports a global network of 28 University Technology Centres (UTC) serving as interfaces between the company’s engineers and the forefront of scientific research.
- The Group has a strong commitment to apprentices and graduate recruitment and to further developing employee skills.
- Rolls-Royce Deutschland employs around 3,000 members of staff at its production sites in Dahlewitz near Berlin and Oberursel near Frankfurt/Main.
- The BR700 engine family was developed and assembled at the Dahlewitz plant. The success of the BR700 family is underpinned by the fact that they have completed more than 11 million cumulative operating hours. The Dahlewitz site is also responsible for the Tay, Spey, Dart and IAE V2500 engine series. Rolls-Royce Deutschland provides support to 5,000 engines in service worldwide.
- The BR725 is the latest member of the BR700 engine series. With its advanced technology and outstanding performance levels, it sets new standards in the market of ultra-long-range business jets. The engine is powering the new Gulfstream G650 ultra-long-range business jet, which is scheduled to enter service in 2012.