Rolls-Royce Secures Texas Jet Engine Test Facility
Rolls Royce recently announced its plans to start operating a Jet Engine testbed at Alliance Airport in Fort Worth, Texas. Rolls-Royce will be taking over the 444,00 square ft. test facility, formally owned by Texas Aero Engine Services LLC. The testing facility was purchased with intent to test run all Rolls-Royce Trent Engines, which will allow for further support of its growing fleet. Rolls Royce is currently in the process of unveiling three new huge civil aero engines into service.
The Trent 1000 Ten just went into service during November of last year. The Trent currently powers Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner aircraft, and is 20 percent more efficient than Boeing’s previous operating system. The Trent is highly reliable, lowers fuel burn speed, is one of the quietest engines to date, and has an all-electric architecture. Boeing couldn’t think of a better choice to run its 787 Dreamliner.
Rolls Royce will be launching its Trent XWB-97 and its Trent 7000 this year on the Airbus A350-1000 and Airbus A330neo. Rolls Royce projects that by 2020 one in every two modern widebody passenger aircrafts will be powered by a Trent engine.
The addition of this facility will help Rolls Royce improve their overall global network and allow them to collect valuable data on their latest engine programs. Rolls Royce also just opened a new test facility in Derby United Kingdom, which further sows their commitment to support the large number of engine parts that will be produced over the next few years. By purchasing these two facilities and collecting extensive data, Rolls Royce has truly shown its commitment to making their engines some of the best in the world.