Rolls-Royce congratulates Gulfstream on G650 service entry

Friday, 21 December 2012

Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company and leading engine supplier for business jets, today congratulated Gulfstream on the successful entry into service of its new flagship corporate aircraft, the G650. The aircraft is powered by Rolls-Royce BR725 engines.

The G650 sets new performance standards, flying faster and further than other ultra-long-range corporate aircraft.

The 16,900lb-thrust BR725 offers the best efficiency and environmental performance of any engine in the business jet market today, with improved fuel consumption and NOₓ emissions compared to its predecessors.

Russell Buxton, Rolls-Royce, President - Civil Small and Medium Engines, said: “We are very proud to power the new ultra-long-range G650. Its entry into service marks another chapter in our successful relationship with Gulfstream. The BR725 development programme has been extremely successful and one of the fastest in Rolls-Royce’s history, delivering all key milestones on schedule. We now look forward to supporting aircraft operators in service through our market leading CorporateCare® maintenance programme.”

The BR725 is the latest and most advanced member of the BR700 engine series and also incorporates technology from the market-leading Trent widebody engine family. It is designed and built at the Rolls-Royce facility at Dahlewitz, Germany, which will also perform engine health monitoring in service.

  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 revenue was £11.3 billion in 2011, of which more than half came from the provision of services. The firm and announced order book stood at £60.1 billion at 30 June 2012, providing visibility of future levels of activity.
  4. Rolls-Royce employs over 40,000 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.

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