Rolls-Royce celebrates tay engine milestone

Monday, 14 May 2012

Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, is celebrating the 25th anniversary of of the Tay 611-8 engine's entry into service.  The engine entered service in 1987 on the Gulfstream GIV and also powers the G350 and G450.

Nearly 600 Tay 611-8/-8C-powered aircraft are in service and the engine continues to offer low noise and emissions and excellent fuel efficiency.

Dr. Michael Haidinger, President, Rolls-Royce Deutschland and President, Civil Small & Medium Engines, said: “This milestone is part of the continuing success of the Tay engine family, which has now accumulated more than 30 million engine hours with 1,900 engines in service.

In 2011, the Tay 611-8C received Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification for CAEP6 nitrogen oxide (NOX) emissions compliance, which comes into force in January 2013.  Earlier in 2011, a Tay 611-8C-powered Gulfstream G450 became the world's first business jet to be powered by biofuel.

  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, more than 4,000 marine customers, including 70 navies, and energy customers in more than 80 countries.
  3. Annual underlying revenues were £11.3 billion in 2011, of which more than half came from the provision of services. The firm and announced order book stood at £62.2 billion at 31 December 2011, providing visibility of future levels of activity.
  4. Rolls-Royce employs 40,400 people in offices, manufacturing and service facilities in over 50 countries. Over 11,000 of these employees are engineers.
  5. In 2011, Rolls-Royce invested £908 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.
  8. Rolls-Royce is the leading provider of propulsion system solutions for today's business jets, holding 39 per cent of the market by value share and providing power to today's largest, fastest and longest-range business jets.

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