Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, today delivered the first Trent 900 aero engine produced in Singapore to a customer in the region.
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.