Monday, December 1, 2008

Rolls engine testing booms at Stennis

STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss. - A year after opening its doors, Rolls-Royce North America has already conducted tests on the Trent 900 and 1000, used on the Airbus A300 and Boeing 787, respectively, and is getting ready to take on more. The next engine due for testing is the BR725 for the Gulfstream G650. By 2010 and 2011, Rolls-Royce will be testing the Trent XWB for the Airbus A350 XWB and the RB282 engine, for a corporate jet developed by Dessault. Rolls-Royce has been conducting six engine-test series a year at Stennis. (Source: The Sun Herald, 11/30/08)