4-12-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, today delivered the first Trent 900 aero engine produced in Singapore to Airbus in Toulouse, France.
Paul O’Neil, Rolls-Royce, Director of Seletar Campus, said, “The delivery of the first Trent aero engine produced in Singapore is a significant milestone for us. It represents a huge collaborative effort with colleagues in the UK supporting our team here to ensure that the engine, produced to our exacting standards, was delivered on time.”
The Trent 900 aero engine was developed for the Airbus A380 family and delivers the lowest lifetime fuel burn in addition to its excellent environmental attributes. The Trent 900 has been selected by 11 of the 17 airlines who operate the aircraft.
Key facts about the Rolls-Royce Seletar Campus:
- The 154,000 square metre Rolls-Royce Seletar Campus is the largest aerospace facility in Singapore. Opened by the Prime Minister of Singapore, Mr Lee Hsien Loong in February 2012, the Campus includes a Trent Aero Engine Assembly and Test Unit; a Wide Chord Fan Blade manufacturing facility; an Advanced Technology Centre; and a Regional Training Centre.
- The Seletar Assembly and Test Unit is a state of the art facility designed to allow simultaneous assembly and testing of Rolls-Royce Trent engines under one roof. At full capacity it can produce up to 250 engines per year. Initially Trent 900 and Trent 1000 aero engines will be built here.
- The Group’s Wide Chord Fan Blade (WCFB) manufacturing facility is the first outside the UK to manufacture hollow titanium WCFBs, a unique capability and technology which has played a key role in the success of the Trent aero engine family. At full capacity, this facility will produce over 6,000 blades per year.
- The Advanced Technology Centre is an important part of the Group’s global network of research & technology centres which develop advanced technologies to support core business areas. Four key areas of research will take place in the ATC: materials support technology; computational engineering; electrical power and control systems and manufacturing technology research.
- The Regional Training Centre is the first Rolls-Royce training facility in Asia. Its purpose is to develop high-value skills and nurture talent for the future. It is part of the global network of Rolls-Royce training centres, offering the latest technology, equipment and facilities to give customers and employees in the region access to world class training and internationally accredited qualifications.
- Rolls-Royce is a world-leading provider of power systems and services for use on land, at sea and in the air, and has established a strong position in global markets – civil aerospace, defence aerospace, marine and energy.
- As a result of this strategy, Rolls-Royce has a broad customer base comprising more than 500 airlines, 4,000 corporate and utility aircraft and helicopter operators, 160 armed forces, more than 4,000 marine customers, including 70 navies, and energy customers in more than 80 countries.
- Annual underlying revenue was £11.3 billion in 2011, of which more than half came from the provision of services. The firm and announced order book stood at £60.1 billion at 30 June 2012, providing visibility of future levels of activity.
- Rolls-Royce employs over 40,000 people in offices, manufacturing and service facilities in over 50 countries. Over 11,000 of these employees are engineers.
- In 2011, Rolls-Royce invested £908 million on research and development, two thirds of which had the objective of further improving the environmental performance of its products, in particular reducing emissions.
- Rolls-Royce supports a global network of 28 University Technology Centres, which connect the company’s engineers with the forefront of scientific research.
- The Group has a strong commitment to apprentice and graduate recruitment and to further developing employee skills.