(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 17-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Rolls-Royce has just announced its Tay 611-8 engine has recently reached to 10 million flying hours milestone in after having had nearly 5 million flights. The engine was originally launched in 1987 and is powering range of Gulfstream’s large-cabin business aircraft as the Gulfstream GIV, GIV-SP, G300 and G400. Outstanding dependability, efficiency and low noise generation have earned a great reputation for the Rolls-Royce’s Tay 611-8 engine.
Tay 611-8’s incredible performance helped Gulfstream GIV to revolutionise the business aviation market with its high cruising speed and the 4,300 nautical miles intercontinental range.
The Tay 611-8 engine has broken many records for speed and range over the past 30 years. Stepping on these achievements the Tay 611-8C engine, Tay 611-8 successor, is today powering the Gulfstream G350 and G450.
As of today, there are more than 1,700 Tay 611-8 and Tay 611-8C engines in service. Rolls-Royce’s market leading CorporateCare® supports many of them.
The deal for the first ever Tay order contract, made by then the company’s Managing Director Sir Ralph Robins and Gulfstream’s founder Allen Paulson is part of the aviation history. Officially signed in March 1983, the story goes that in December 1982 the basic details such as engine price, quantity, payment terms, etc., have been written on a napkin in less than 10 minutes by Sir Ralph Robins.
Commenting on the 10 million flying hours milestone, Dirk Geisinger, Director Business Aviation, Rolls-Royce, said:
“Reaching 10 million flying hours is an impressive milestone and we are very proud of this achievement. With its legendary reliability the Tay 611-8 became the benchmark for ultra-reliable long distance business aircraft and perfectly illustrates why Rolls-Royce is the leading engine manufacturer in Business Aviation. The Tay family with its proven performance has been very successful for us and has propelled our market leadership in this sector. Combining this engine with our latest aftermarket programme CorporateCare Enhanced raises the bar for the whole industry by introducing uncapped troubleshooting, coverage for mobile repair team travel costs and nacelle coverage on later engine models.”
Geisinger added further:
“CorporateCare Enhanced provides our customers with a global support infrastructure which includes Engine Health Monitoring, a worldwide network of Authorised Service Centres and globally distributed spare parts and engines, all managed by our dedicated 24/7 Business Aircraft Availability Centre. Our customers benefit directly from this investment in proactive care, an in most cases are prevented from missing a planned trip.”