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Airbus wins Air Algerie long-haul order

Algerian national carrier Air Algerie has placed a firm order seven wide body airliners whose wings and engines are made in the UK. The order consists of five Airbus A330-900neo and two A350-1000XWB aircraft to help the airline meet its transcontinental ambitions. The A330neo alongside the A350-1000 will see Air [read more]

Rolls Royce F130 Tests
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Rolls-Royce begins testing B52 engine replacement

Aero-engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce has begun testing its F130 dual pod engines which will keep the USAF’s B52 Stratofortresses flying for up to another 30 years. The United States Air Force selected the Rolls-Royce F130 engine to replace the existing powerplants in the B-52 fleet, which will see Rolls-Royce deliver around [read more]

Rolls-Royce AE2100
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Rolls-Royce set for Hydrogen fuelled engine test

Rolls-Royce has said that they are ready to begin carrying out ground tests on the first hydrogen-fuelled AE2100 aero engine as part of its race to net zero programme. Working in conjunction with low-cost carrier easyJet, Rolls-Royce is exploring hydrogen as a future fuel for aviation replacing conventional fossil fuels. [read more]

Boom Overture Supersonic Airliner
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Rolls-Royce withdraws from Boom supersonic project

Derby-based aero engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce has withdrawn from the Boom Overture supersonic airliner saying it had completed its contract with the project. Rolls-Royce was one of several jet engine manufacturers helping Boom with engineering studies and had signed a two-year cooperation agreement with the US company. Unlike other engine manufacturers, [read more]

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Rolls-Royce Engines: What’s in a name?

Rolls-Royce for many is the gold standard in jet engines, they power some of the biggest, fastest and most-efficient aircraft in the sky such as the Trent powered Boeing 777 or the mighty Pegasus powered Harrier Jump-Jet. The names alone – Olympus, Proteus, Nene – are names that conjure up [read more]

Rolls-Royce Trent XWB (Image: RR)
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Rolls-Royce confirms thousands of UK job losses

Aerospace engineering giant Rolls-Royce has confirmed that it is cutting 3,000 jobs across 11 UK sites as it deals with a slowdown in the aviation industry due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. The majority of the losses will come at the companies UK headquarters in Derby where Jet engines are designed [read more]