Rolls-Royce delivers M250 engines for powerful new Grob G120TP trainer
Tuesday, 10 July 2012
Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has delivered the first two production M250 engines to Grob for its new G120TP trainer aircraft and is on course to deliver another 12 engines by the end of 2012.
The G120TP high-performance, fixed-wing trainer is powered by a single M250-B17F turboprop engine. The M250 provides 450 shp and enables the aircraft to travel at 280 mph, and reach up to 6 G’s.
The G120TP is the newest production aircraft to be powered by the versatile M250 engine. The dependable M250 engine family has totalled more than 215 Million flight hours with an active global fleet of 16,000 fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters.
The launch customer for the G120TP is the Indonesian Air Force, which will receive 18 aircraft. Additional customers have also expressed strong interest in the aircraft.
Greg Fedele, Rolls-Royce, Senior Vice President, said, “Rolls-Royce is proud to power this new and capable trainer from Grob. The G120TP is a remarkable aircraft with very impressive flight characteristics, and will provide incredible value to any customer.”
André Hiebeler, Grob, Chief Sales Officer & Company CEO, said, ““We are very excited to see the first G120TP aircraft roll off our production line, powered by M250 engines from Rolls-Royce. The M250 provides the power that makes the G120TP ‘best in class’ among its competitors and we look forward to a long working relationship with Rolls-Royce in future.”
- 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 4,000 marine customers, including 70 navies, and energy customers in more than 80 countries.
- 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.
- Rolls-Royce employs over 40,000 skilled people in offices, manufacturing and service facilities in over 50 countries. Over 11,000 of these employees are engineers.
- 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.
- Rolls-Royce supports a global network of 28 University Technology Centres, which connect the company’s engineers with the forefront of scientific research.
- The Group has a strong commitment to apprentice and graduate recruitment and to further developing employee skills.