Rolls-Royce delivers milestone Typhoon engine

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has delivered the 750th EJ200 engine to be produced on behalf of the EUROJET consortium. The engine was assembled at the Rolls-Royce facility in Bristol and will power a Typhoon in the Royal Air Force (RAF).

The EJ200 engine recently reached 200,000 hours of in service-operation with air forces in the UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria and Saudi Arabia. The EJ200-powered Typhoon is currently being evaluated for India’s Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft requirement.

Commenting on the delivery milestone Simon Baldwin, Rolls-Royce, Director Production Programmes - Defence, said:

“The EJ200 programme is a major success story for Rolls-Royce and its Eurojet partners. The new facilities in Bristol have enabled us to streamline the production process and we have developed a support programme which provides the RAF with the twin benefits of increased operational capability and better value for money.”

In 2010 Rolls-Royce concluded an innovative service contract worth £865 million with the UK Ministry of Defence to provide the RAF with a guaranteed level of availability for its EJ200 engines. 

Rolls-Royce has now delivered 265 EJ200 engines to the RAF.

  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. Rolls-Royce employs 39,000 skilled people in offices, manufacturing and service facilities in 50 countries. The Group has a strong commitment to apprentice and graduate recruitment, and to further developing employee skills.
  4. 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.
  5. Annual underlying revenues were £10.1 billion in 2009, of which about half came from services revenues.  The firm and announced order book stood at £58.4 billion at 30 June 2010, providing visibility of future levels of activity.
  6. Rolls-Royce has a long and proud history of partnership with India. In 1932 the company supplied Gipsy engines to power Dragon Rapide DH-89 aircraft operated by Tata Airlines - the forerunner to Air India. In the defence sector, Rolls-Royce celebrated the 75th anniversary of its partnership with the Indian Air Force in 2008, a milestone that coincided with the induction of the latest Hawk Advanced Jet Trainers - powered by Rolls-Royce engines. The latest chapter in this partnership is the addition of the AE 2100 powered C-130J aircraft to the IAF fleet.
  7. Rolls-Royce is the world's number two defence aero engine company with 160 customers in 103 countries. The company offers engines in all key defence market sectors - combat, transport, helicopters, trainers, patrol, maritime and reconnaissance - and is well positioned on a number of new programmes that will deliver products over the next decade and beyond.
  8. Rolls-Royce is a pioneer in partnered support and availability contracting and services account for over half of the revenues of the defence aerospace business. 
  9. Rolls-Royce is a shareholder in Eurojet, the European consortium responsible for the EJ200 engine that powers the Eurofighter Typhoon twin-engine combat aircraft, and has a 37% production share of the programme.

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