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Anonymous16 May 2014
As its Friday….
Although having been a huge fan of both RR Cars (although now German owned but Goodwood, Sussex built) and Engines especially the Merlin, one spares little thought as to which aircraft engines most of us are propelled by nowadays.
However, this appears to be a game changer for the company – which is great for imo UK’s most iconic brand and its (previously declining) engineering prowess. Glimpsing the RR logo on the nacelles/side of jet engines still gives a sense of pride.
..Rolls-Royce starts production of a new breed of jet engine
Derby comes out to watch as the first XWB engine – fastest-selling engine in the history of aviation – leaves the production line…
…The engines are so large that the body of a Concorde could fit through the engine; some 1.5 tonnes of air passes through the engine every second and is compressed down 50 times. …16 May 2014
Looks like the engine involved in yesterday’s parade was the first engine to be fitted to the first production A350. Previously pre production engines have been fitted to pre production air frames. I for one would be a more comfortable passenger knowing that the engine that the chicken gets fired through is not on the wing of an inservice aircraft.16 May 2014