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Derby-based aero engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce has withdrawn from the Boom Overture supersonic airliner saying it had completed its contract with the project.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]

Rolls-Royce Trent XWB (Image: RR)
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Rolls-Royce to shed 9,000 jobs

Aircraft engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce has announced it is cutting 9,000 jobs as it deals with the crisis caused by the Coronavirus Pandemic. The engineering giant has planned a major restructuring which will include cutting almost 20% of its workforce primarily in the civil aerospace divisions which makes jet engines for [read more]

Rolls-Royce Trent XWB (Image: RR)
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Rolls-Royce could cut up to 8000 jobs

Engineering Giant Rolls-Royce could make cuts of up to 8000 people from its 23,000 strong UK workforce as airframers slow production of aircraft. Derby-based Rolls-Royce produces engines used by both Airbus and Boeing who are both reducing their aircraft output in the wake of the Coronavirus Pandemic. As a result [read more]