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Rolls-Royce selected to power new Gulfstream G650ER

Monday, 19 May 2014

Rolls-Royce BR725 engines will power Gulfstream's new ultra-long-range business jet – the G650ER, announced today at the EBACE airshow in Geneva, Switzerland.

The aircraft, which will enter service in 2015, offers a unique range of 7,500 nautical miles at Mach 0.85 and 6,400 nm/11,853 km at Mach 0.90.

Russell Buxton, Rolls-Royce, President, Civil Small and Medium Engines, said: “We are delighted that Gulfstream has selected the BR725 for this latest version of the G650, following the excellent entry into service of the original aircraft. We look forward to continuing a relationship of more than 50 years that stretches back to the first Gulfstream business aircraft.

“The BR725 incorporates technology from the market-leading Trent widebody engine family and was designed with excellent fuel efficiency and ample thrust margins that support the G650ER's enhanced performance."

Scott Neal, Gulfstream, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Marketing, said: “The G650ER provides our customers with greater mission flexibility and the longest range of any business jet. We look forward to working with Rolls-Royce to bring it into service."

In recent years, Rolls-Royce has powered five high-performance Gulfstream business jets into service – the ultra-long-range G550 (2003), the G500 (2004), the large-cabin, midrange G350 and the long-range G450 (both in 2005) and the ultra-long-range G650 in 2012.

More than 200 BR725 engines have already been built at Rolls-Royce's Dahlewitz site in Germany. The engine is part of the Rolls-Royce BR700 engine family that has accumulated more than 16 million flying hours to date and also comprises the BR710 and BR715.

  1. Rolls-Royce's vision is to create better power for a changing world via two main business segments, Aerospace and Marine & Industrial Power Systems (MIPS). These business segments address markets with two strong technology platforms, gas turbines and reciprocating engines, for use on land, at sea and in the air.
  2. Aerospace comprises Civil Aerospace and Defence Aerospace. MIPS comprises Marine, Energy & Nuclear and Power Systems (RRPS). On 7 March 2014, Daimler announced their intention to exercise their option to sell their 50% share in RRPS to Rolls-Royce Holdings plc. On 16 April 2014, Rolls-Royce and Daimler announced that they have agreed the valuation of Daimler's 50% equity interest. The transaction is expected to complete within the coming months and is subject to the usual regulatory approvals.
  3. Rolls-Royce has customers in more than 120 countries, comprising more than 380 airlines and leasing customers, 160 armed forces, 4,000 marine customers, including 70 navies, and 1,600 energy and nuclear customers.
  4. Our business is focused on the 4Cs:
    • Customer - placing the customer at the heart of our business
    • Concentration - deciding where to grow and where not to
    • Cost - continually looking to increase efficiency
    • Cash - improving financial performance.
  5. Annual underlying revenue was £15.5 billion in 2013, around half of which came from the provision of aftermarket services. The firm and announced order book stood at £71.6 billion at 31 December 2013.
  6. In 2013, Rolls-Royce invested £1.1 billion on research and development. We also support a global network of 31 University Technology Centres, which position Rolls-Royce engineers with the forefront of scientific research.
  7. Rolls-Royce employs over 55,000 people in 45 countries. Over 17,000 of these are engineers.
  8. The Group has a strong commitment to apprentice and graduate recruitment and to further developing employee skills. In 2013 we employed 379 graduates and 288 apprentices through our worldwide training programmes.
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