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Rolls-Royce seeks to pitch the company’s BR725 engine technology offering to the U.S. Air Force as a potential replacement for current B-52 bomber engines, FlightGlobal reported Thursday. Tom Hartmann, senior vice president of customer business at Rolls Royce’s North American arm, told FlightGlobal the company will prepare for a potential bomber engine modernization program as the service branch […] More
Rolls-Royce has released its concept of a naval vessel designed to operate autonomously and perform single-role missions such as patrol, surveillance, fleet screening and mine detection. The company said Tuesday it envisions the ship displacing 771.6 tons and traveling at a speed of more than 25 knots beyond the horizon for more than 100 days. Rolls-Royce aims to […] More
Rolls-Royce has received a $40 million contract modification to continue to help the U.S. Air Force sustain propulsion systems of the service branch’s C-130J transport aircraft fleet. The Defense Department said Monday that Rolls-Royce will provide inventory control point management, sustaining engineering, repair, sustainment and technical data support services under the modification. The Air Force Life Cycle […] More
Rolls-Royce has received a $27.3 million contract modification from the U.S. Navy to deliver provisioned item orders, engineering services and associated support for the Zumwalt-class guided missile destroyers’ turbine-generator sets. The Defense Department said Wednesday the main and auxiliary turbine-generator sets will serve as the primary power source of Zumwalt-class ships. Turbine-generator sets are comprised […] More
Rolls-Royce has opened a facility at the Purdue Research Park Aerospace District in West Lafayette, Indiana, where the company will research and develop jet engine components for customers globally. The Purdue Technology Center Aerospace will house a Rolls-Royce group that aims to design, build and test engine parts, collaborate with Purdue University researchers via corporate partnerships and recruit student interns and graduates, […] More
Rolls Royce has been awarded a contract to produce engines and waterjets for two vessels Intermarine is constructing for the special forces of Italy’s navy. The Italian navy’s operational incursion group will use the high-speed, multipurpose vessels to conduct maritime traffic control, anti-piracy, personnel evacuation and anti-human trafficking missions, Rolls Royce said Wednesday. Don Roussinos, president of Rolls-Royce’s naval business, said the company […] More
The U.S. Air Force has partnered with Rolls-Royce to unveil a 14,500-square-foot facility at Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex on Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma designed to accommodate repair, maintenance and overhaul work on the F-137 engine. F-137 is an 8,000-pound Rolls-Royce-made turbofan engine that works to power the Northrop Grumman-built RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle, […] More
Alan Davies has departed his role at the board of directors of Rolls-Royce as a non-executive director. Davies joined the board on Nov. 1, 2015 and has been a member of the nominations and governance committee, the audit committee and the safety and ethics committee, Rolls-Royce reported Friday “I am hugely grateful to Alan for […] More
Rolls-Royce and the U.S. Air Force have established a maintenance facility for the service branch’s Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicles at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma as part of a public-private partnership. The new depot in Tinker AFB’s Oklahoma City Air Logistics Complex will be used to repair and overhaul engines of the Global Hawk fleet through a mix of […] More
Rolls-Royce has named Andreas Schell, former digital strategy vice president at United Technologies Corp.‘s aerospace systems segment, to succeed Ulrich Dohle as CEO of the Rolls-Royce Power Systems unit. Schell will work with Dohle on the transition into the new role that takes effect Jan. 1, 2017, Rolls-Royce said Nov. 2. “[Schell] has a thorough understanding of product and […] More
Rolls-Royce has invested $30 million in an expansion project for a company research-and-development center in Southern California. The 62,000-square-foot facility in Cypress is dedicated to research related to ceramic matrix composite materials and processes designed for future production of aircraft engine components, Rolls-Royce said Thursday. Marion Blakey, president and CEO of Rolls-Royce’s North America business, said […] More
Rolls-Royce has received a contract to build power and propulsion equipment for the U.S. Navy‘s fleet of replenishment oiler ships. The company said Monday the contract covers work on two Kamewa 150A controllable pitch propellers and two Bergen B32:40xL8A generator sets for the first John Lewis-class ship with options for five more. Don Roussinos, president of Rolls-Royce’s naval division, said […] More
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