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Derby-based aero engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce has withdrawn from the Boom Overture supersonic airliner saying it had completed its contract with the project.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

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Rolls-Royce to cut 4,600 jobs

Rolls-Royce has said it needs to cut 4,600 jobs over the next two-years in a reorganisation of the company. The reorganisation comes as the Derby based powerplant manufacturer tries to focus more on its core business of Civil Aerospace and Defence Power systems. The majority of the cuts are expected to [read more]