2013 Press releases

Friday, 8 November 2013 Investors

Rolls-Royce appoints Warren East as a Non-Executive Director

Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, announces that Warren East will join the Board as a Non-Executive Director on 1 January 2014. Warren East, previously Chief Executive of ARM Holdings, is a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit committee of De La Rue plc. and a Non-Executive Director of Dyson and Micron Technology Inc. BT Group has also announced his appointment as a Non-Executive Director with effect from 1 February 2014.

Thursday, 7 November 2013 Defence

Rolls-Royce awarded $50.7 million contract to service US Navy T-45 Trainer aircraft engines

Rolls-Royce has been awarded a $50.7 million MissionCare ™ contract extension by the US Department of Defense to provide continued support for the F405 (Adour) engines that power the US Navy's T-45 training aircraft.

Wednesday, 6 November 2013 Investors

Rolls-Royce Science Prize rewards excellence in science teaching

Dr Thomlinson Church of England Middle School from Rothbury, Northumberland, has been named as the winner of the 2013 Rolls-Royce Science Prize; an annual competition which celebrates and rewards excellence in science teaching. Each year, Rolls-Royce awards a total of £120,000 in cash prizes to schools who implement motivational science teaching.

Thursday, 24 October 2013 Marine

Rolls-Royce secure a contract to supply rig equipment to Samsung Heavy Industries

Rolls-Royce has signed a contract to supply thrusters and deck machinery for two semi-submersible drilling rigs to be built at Samsung Heavy Industries in Korea for Stena Drilling.

Friday, 18 October 2013 Nuclear

Mark Lesinski to lead Rolls-Royce Nuclear Services business

Rolls-Royce has appointed Mark Lesinski as President of its Nuclear Services business to accelerate further growth across the global nuclear services market.

Thursday, 17 October 2013 Civil

Rolls-Royce donates Trent 1000 to NASA's INFINITY Space Center

(Pearlington, Miss.) Rolls-Royce today announced the company is donating a Trent 1000 test engine to the INFINITY Science Center, located near NASA's John C. Stennis Space Center in Hancock County, Mississippi.

Wednesday, 16 October 2013 Civil

Rolls-Royce celebrates expansion of Jet Engine Test Facility at NASA John C. Stennis Space Center in Hancock County, Mississippi

(NASA Stennis Space Center, Hancock Co., Miss.)  Rolls-Royce North America today officially opened its second outdoor jet engine test stand, an investment of $50 million, at the Rolls-Royce Outdoor Jet Engine Test Facility at NASA John C. Stennis Space Center in Hancock County, Miss.

Tuesday, 15 October 2013 Marine

Rolls-Royce to supply design & integrated systems package to COSCO

Rolls-Royce has won an order to provide an integrated design and equipment package for two offshore supply vessels to be built at COSCO (Guangdong) Shipyard Co., Ltd in China for the Singapore based Chellsea Group, an ambitious and quality conscious player in the offshore oilfield services industry.

Monday, 7 October 2013 Marine

Rolls-Royce powers world's first gas-powered tug

Rolls-Royce has congratulated Sanmar Shipyard for the completion of the world's first gas powered tug, in a ceremony in Istanbul, Turkey, this weekend.

Monday, 7 October 2013 Civil

Rolls-Royce welcomes Japan Airlines order for 31 Airbus A350 XWB aircraft

Rolls-Royce today welcomed a decision by Japan Airlines to order 31 Airbus A350 XWB aircraft, which are powered by Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines