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)
Aviation engineering news

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]

British Airways 787 powered by Roll-Royce Trent 1000 Engines. (Max Thrust Digital)
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Rolls-Royce preparing to test Trent 1000 fix

Rolls-Royce has said that it aims to start testing a permanent fix for the Trent 1000 engine compressor issue in early June. The Derby-based engine manufacturer hopes to start rolling out the replacement part later this year as the company comes under increasing pressure from airlines who have been forced [read more]

A350-900 ULR Singapore Airlines take off
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Ultra-long-range A350 carries out first flight

The ultra-long-range variant of the Airbus A350 XWB has completed its first flight from Toulouse as it embarks on its certification process. The Ultra-long-range (ULR) A350 XWB will fly further than any other commercial airliner currently available and will help launch customer Singapore Airlines take the crown for the worlds longest route [read more]

Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787-9 G-VOWS (Image: Max Thrust Digital)
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Rolls-Royce powered Dreamliners have ETOPS limited

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has limited the ETOPS capability of Rolls-Royce powered Boeing 787 Dreamliners. An airworthiness directive, which will be published today, will say that the fleet of 787-8 and 787-9 aircraft that are powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 Package C engines will be limited to 140min ETOPS. [read more]

A350 XWB Ultra Long Range
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First Ultra Long Range A350 makes debut in Toulouse

The first Ultra Long Range (ULR) Airbus A350 XWB has made its debut from final assembly in Toulouse prior to having the engines fitted. The aircraft, which is destined for Singapore Airlines, was rolled out of the final assembly hangar following completion of the airframe assembly and has now moved [read more]

European volcano mount Etna erupts spewing ash across Italian airspace
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CAA recognises volcanic ash research with safety award

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has recognised ground-breaking work to safely reduce the disruption volcanic ash can cause to aviation with a safety award. Rolls-Royce Engineer, Rory Clarkson, who won the award has been a leading figure in the industry’s efforts to safely reduce the disruption that volcanic ash can [read more]