Rolls Royce Plans to Future Proof its Commercial Wide Body Engines with New Tech Insertion

The Rolls Royce-GE Aviation duopoly in the global commercial wide body aircraft turbofan engines market is set for another phase of high intensity rivalry as Rolls Royce plans to beef up and future proof its wide body engines portfolio with the insertion of latest & cutting edge technologies derived from its latest technology demonstrator, the UltraFan. The effort by Rolls Royce; as reported by Guy Norris, the propulsion specialist at Aviation Week earlier; is being aimed at enhancing the efficiency and durability of its engines which is likely to translate into a longer time on wing and lower maintenance for commercial airlines over medium term. The engine programs, which are likely to feature new tech insertions, include, the Trent 7000, which powers the Airbus A330neo, Trent 1000, which powers the Boeing 787 and the Trent XWB, which powers the Airbus A350. The latest technologies which are likely to be inserted, include, advanced materials, coatings and technologies for better cooling of turbine blades. Rolls Royce believes that the move, likely to come at an investment of $1.25 billion, is likely to future proof its wide body engine programs for the medium term besides improving the relative competitiveness of Rolls Royce's wide body engines against arch-rival GE Aerospace. Further, the move is part of Rolls Royce's ambitious strategic plan to scale up its operating profits and significantly improve its profitability by 2027. For more, visit Guy's detailed account of the same at the link below:- https://aviationweek.com/shownews/singapore-airshow/rolls-royce-reveals-aggressive-trent-family-upgrade-campaign

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2/22/20241 min read

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