Boeing Launches Distribution Agreement for Rolls-Royce Defense Engines

Boeing, through its subsidiary Aviall, today announced it has launched its parts sales and distribution agreement with Rolls-Royce in support of their global fleet of AE defense engines. This agreement, announced at the Paris Air Show, includes Rolls-Royce’s AE 2100 engine. Aviall became the sole sales and distribution provider for all defense variants of the AE engine family around the world. “Rolls-Royce focuses continuously on serving our military customers around the world, and our agreement with Aviall is already providing excellent support for AE engine operators,” said Jeff Thomas, vice…

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MTU’s Callosum Ship Automation System at DSEI

The DSEI Defence and Security Exhibition in London (September 12–15, ExCel) will see Rolls-Royce premiering the new Equipment Health Monitoring function available with MTU’s Callosum Ship Automation System (Stand S6 210). The Callosum extension provides a real-time picture of the status of the vessel and its propulsion system. In addition, Rolls-Royce will be showcasing the entire portfolio of MTU propulsion and drive solutions for naval vessels and land-based defense vehicles from frigates and submarines to armored fighting vehicles. The MTU brand is part of Rolls-Royce Power Systems. With Callosum and…

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Rolls-Royce Unveils Plans for Autonomous Single Role Vessel

Beyond the horizon We have revealed plans for an autonomous, single role naval vessel. Capable of operating beyond the horizon for more than 100 days, with a range of 3,500 nautical miles, the 60m vessel will displace 700 tonnes and reach speeds above 25 knots. It could be used for coastal patrol and surveillance, logistics support, or as part of a fleet deployment, protecting conventional manned warships. Benjamin Thorp, Rolls-Royce, General Manager Naval Electrics, Automation and Control, says: “Rolls-Royce is seeing interest from major navies in autonomous, rather than remote-controlled,…

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Rolls-Royce Showcasing MTU Engine Solutions at IDEX and NAVDEX

February 16, 2017 – Rolls-Royce will be showcasing its MTU drive and propulsion solutions for military vehicles and naval vessels at the IDEX and NAVDEX 2017 trade shows (Booth 09-B14). These take place simultaneously in Abu Dhabi from 19 to 23 February and represent the biggest defense technology event in the Middle East and North Africa. The venue is the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre in the United Arab Emirates. Rolls-Royce will be presenting the full spectrum of its MTU-brand drive and propulsion solutions – from ultra-modern armored-vehicle drives to…

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Rolls-Royce completes factory acceptance test for first gas turbine for Italian Navy’s new Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) to be built by Fincantieri

Thursday, 2 February 2, 2017 – Rolls-Royce has achieved a significant milestone for the Italian Navy’s new Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) multi-purpose amphibious vessel, to be built by Fincantieri one of the world’s largest shipbuilding groups, by successfully completing the factory acceptance test for the vessel’s first MT30 Gas Turbine. Rolls-Royce has been selected to provide two MT30 gas turbines to power the new 20,000 tonne displacement, multi-purpose amphibious vessel. The LHD, which will be built and launched in the Castellammare di Stabia (Naples) shipyard before being set up and delivered at the company’s…

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