(PRESS RELEASE) OBERURSEL, Germany, 12-Apr-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Rolls-Royce Oberursel factory reaches another milestone as it shipped out its 10,000th blisk. Blisks (blade integrated disks) comprised of both rotor disk and blades are highly complex components. Oberursel is the Centre of Excellence for the production of these high-tech components for the whole Rolls-Royce group.
Today’s highly fuel-efficient engines rely on blisks. The first three stages of the high-pressure compressor of the Trent XWB, use them. The use of these aerodynamically advanced components reduces the weight of the high-pressure compressor by around 15%, which makes a significant contribution to the reduction of the Airbus A350 XWB’s fuel consumption and thus its CO2 emissions as well by around 25% compared to the previous generation.
“We are proud to produce these highly complex components for the whole Rolls-Royce Group. We demonstrated a real pioneering spirit to establish blisk production in Oberursel, and our strengths in the manufacture of these highly complex rotating key components are now clear. No other company in the world can manufacture blisks of this outstanding quality as cost-effectively and quickly” comments Dr Holger Cartsburg, Executive Director of Rolls-Royce Deutschland and Director of Operations in Oberursel
Oberursel started production of blisk in 1997, and it has grown continually ever since. Today the factory manufactures blisks for the TP400, BR725, Trent XWB, Trent 1000 TEN, Trent 7000 and Pearl 15 engine types.
Blisk production in Oberursel started in 1997, and it has grown continually ever since. Today the factory manufactures blisks for the TP400, BR725, Trent XWB, Trent 1000 TEN, Trent 7000 and Pearl 15 engine types.
SOURCE: Rolls-Royce Holdings plc.