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Rolls-Royce Snecma Ltd. signs contract with UK Ministry of Defence to launch feasibility phase for Future Combat Aircraft
Paris, France, November 5, 2014 - Rolls-Royce Snecma Ltd., a 50/50 joint venture between Rolls-Royce and Snecma (Safran), has signed a new contract with the UK Ministry of Defence, in collaboration with the Armaments Procurement Agency of the French Ministry of Defence, to continue design studies for the Future Combat Air System (FCAS). This future combat aircraft, which could bring new levels of capability to the air forces of the future, could enter service towards 2030.
Rolls-Royce today announces additional headcount reductions as part of an intensified programme to improve operational efficiency and reduce cost across the Group.
Rolls-Royce announced today that David Smith has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer and a Director of Rolls-Royce Holdings plc.
Rolls-Royce is proud to announce that BG Group has selected the Trent 60 DLE industrial gas turbine as the driver for the main refrigeration compressors in the proposed Lake Charles LNG Export project in Louisiana, USA.
Rolls-Royce has signed a major contract to supply a complete module handling system to the subsea construction vessel Aker Wayfarer. The vessel was built by Vard Søviknes in 2010 and will now undergo project modification work at Kleven's Myklebust Verft yard in Norway. The contract is with Ocean Yield ASA, and the vessel is under long term charter with AKOFS Offshore.
Following the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) announced by Rolls-Royce and Hispano-Suiza (Safran) on July 4, 2014, Norbert Arndt, Rolls-Royce Executive Vice President, Structures and Transmissions, and Hélène Moreau-Leroy, Chairman and CEO of Hispano-Suiza, have signed a final agreement to create a jointly-owned company that will design, develop, produce and support accessory drive train transmissions (ADT) for all of Rolls-Royce's future civil aircraft engines.
Rolls-Royce and the Astican Shipyard in Las Palmas, Canary Islands, have signed a co-operation agreement that will enhance the service capabilities of both parties in order to meet growing demand from rig and drillship owners.
The Armon shipyard in Gijón, Spain has entered into a contract to build a new Stern Trawler for the Norwegian fishing company Ramoen.
Rolls-Royce today announced support for UK education charity Teach First, with a three year partnership that will help to provide inspirational science teaching to young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.
The Rolls-Royce composite carbon/titanium (CTi) fan blade for the Advance and UltraFan™ engine designs has taken to the skies for the first time, marking another milestone for the programme.