DERBY, UK, 12-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Rolls-Royce today celebrated the delivery of the 7,000th engine made at our site in Dahlewitz, Germany. The engine, a BR710, will be dispatched to Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation to power a Gulfstream G550.
The site, to the south of Berlin, began production in 1995 and now employs over 2,300 people, playing an important role in Rolls-Royce’s global manufacturing and development footprint.
Alongside production of the BR710, the facility assembles a range of business jet engines including the BR725 and Tay 611-8C, as well as the V2500 for the Airbus A320 aircraft family. The Dahlewitz site is also home to testing facilities for Rolls-Royce’s new power gearbox.
The 7,000th engine is a member of the reliable and proven BR700 family that powers some of the fastest, longest-range and largest business jets on the market. More than 4,000 BR700 engines have been built and the fleet has recorded over 20 million cumulative operating hours.
Commenting on this milestone, Paul O’Neil, Rolls-Royce, EVP Assembly and Test, Civil Aerospace, said: “We are very proud of this achievement, which comes as the result of more than twenty years of hard work and dedication from our team in Dahlewitz. It also underlines the significant role the site plays in supporting Rolls-Royce’s continued success in the civil aerospace sector.”
In 2017 the Dahlewitz site will also start assembling the Trent XWB, the world’s most efficient large civil aero engine, complementing our main XWB assembly facility in Derby, UK.
About Rolls-Royce Holdings plc
- Rolls-Royce’s vision is to be the market-leader in high performance power systems where our engineering expertise, global reach and deep industry knowledge deliver outstanding customer relationships and solutions. We operate across five businesses: Civil Aerospace, Defence Aerospace, Marine, Nuclear and Power Systems.
- Rolls-Royce has customers in more than 150 countries, comprising more than 400 airlines and leasing customers, 160 armed forces, 4,000 marine customers including 70 navies, and more than 5,000 power and nuclear customers.
- We have three common themes across all our businesses:
- Investing in and developing engineering excellence
- Driving a manufacturing and supply chain transformation which will embed operational excellence in lean, lower-cost facilities and processes
- Leveraging our installed base, product knowledge and engineering capabilities to provide customers with outstanding service through which we can capture aftermarket value long into the future.
- Annual underlying revenue was £13.4 billion in 2015, around half of which came from the provision of aftermarket services. The firm and announced order book stood at £79.5 billion at the end of June 2016.
- In 2015, Rolls-Royce invested £1.2 billion on research and development. We also support a global network of 31 University Technology Centres, which position Rolls-Royce engineers at the forefront of scientific research.
- Rolls-Royce employs over 50,000 people in more than 46 countries. More than 16,000 of these are engineers.
- The Group has a strong commitment to apprentice and graduate recruitment and to further developing employee skills. In 2015 we employed 228 graduates and 277 apprentices through our worldwide training programmes.
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