Sunday, January 12, 2014

PRCC working with RR

POPLARVILLE, Miss. -- Pearl River Community College has received a $50,000 grant from the Mississippi Development Authority to support Rolls-Royce at Stennis Space Center. The funds are used to send new employees to a training center in Columbus, Ohio; the company's main test facility in Derby, England; or to training at Stennis, said Troy Teadt, PRCC workforce liaison. Rolls-Royce North America opened its first engine test site outside of the United Kingdom at SSC in 2007 and completed a second test stand in the fall of 2013. The site conducts noise, crosswind, endurance and other tests on the latest Rolls-Royce civil aircraft engines. The engines include the Trent 1000 that powers the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and the Trent XWB that powers the Airbus A350 XWB. (Source: PRCC, 01/10/14)