PARIS, 18 June 2013. Rolls-Royce has partnered with Parker Aerospace on its Trent XWB-97 engine program.
The Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97 engine is being developed for the new Airbus A350 XWB-1000 aircraft and is the sole engine currently available to power this new aircraft. Parker estimates that the agreement will generate approximately $2.2 billion in revenues over the life of the program.
“This long-term partnership with Rolls-Royce allows Parker to invest in the future and contributes to our growing global presence, supporting one of the world’s premier engine manufacturers,” says Parker Aerospace President Roger Sherrard.
Product design, manufacture, and support will be completed by multiple Parker Aerospace divisions, including Fluid Systems Division in Irvine, Calif.; the Stratoflex Products Division in Fort Worth, Texas; and the Gas Turbine Division in Devens, Mass.
The first Parker-supplied Trent XWB-97 components are scheduled for delivery to Rolls-Royce in late 2013. Initial ground testing of the Trent XWB is due to commence in 2014, with maiden flight on the new Airbus twinjet scheduled for 2016.
The bill of material covers several product lines in support of Rolls-Royce requirements: the pneumatics valve suite that enables anti-icing, turbine case cooling and engine bleed functions; the oil pump that feeds oil to bearings and gearboxes and scavenges that return oil; and the hydraulic engine build-up system that includes tubes, hoses, and attaching hardware required to convey the aircraft hydraulic power between the engine-mounted pumps and the aircraft as well as high-temperature hoses that channel fuel to the engine.
As part of the partnership, Parker will provide all-inclusive customer service and support on its components for the life of the engine program. This approach is a continuing tradition for Parker on Rolls-Royce TotalCare® programs and helps provide optimized, predictable cost over the long-term.
Parker Aerospace supports many Rolls-Royce engine programs, including the RB211 and BR715; BR710, and BR710A2-20; Trent 500, 800, 1000, Trent XWB, TP400 and Industrial Trent; and LiftFan clutch actuation system.
Parker will provide the complete hydraulic and fuel systems for the A350 XWB, as well as the fuel tank inerting system.
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