Tuesday, 15 May 2012
Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, today
congratulated Gulfstream on its Gulfstream V (GV) aircraft
family achieving one million flying hours. The Rolls-Royce
BR710 powers the GV, GV-SP, G500 and G550.
This year also marks the 15th anniversary of the
BR710's entry-into-service. More than 1,750 BR710
engines are currently in service and have accumulated more
than 4 million flying hours across a range of business jet
applications. The engine has established the lowest
specific fuel consumption (SFC) levels in its thrust class.
Scott Shannon, Rolls-Royce, Executive Vice President,
Customer Business - Civil Small and Medium Engines, said:
"We congratulate Gulfstream on this milestone for
the GV family, the first aircraft to be powered by our
BR710 engine. The GV has delivered outstanding performance
and reliability and we are proud to have played our part in
The BR710 offers low noise and excellent emission
characteristics, ensuring unrestricted access to airports
around the world. The excellent climb performance of the
BR710 allows aircraft to reach cruise level faster than
commercial airliners, again saving both fuel and time.
The BR710 is a member of the reliable and proven BR700
family of engines which has achieved more than more than 12
million flying hours.
Rolls-Royce is a world-leading provider of power
systems and services for use on land, at sea and in the
air, and has established a strong position in global
markets - civil aerospace, defence aerospace, marine
As a result of this strategy, Rolls-Royce has a broad
customer base comprising more than 500 airlines, 4,000
corporate and utility aircraft and helicopter
operators, 160 armed forces, more than 4,000 marine
customers, including 70 navies, and energy customers in
more than 80 countries.
Annual underlying revenues were £11.3 billion in 2011,
of which more than half came from the provision of
services. The firm and announced order book stood at
£62.2 billion at 31 December 2011, providing visibility
of future levels of activity.
Rolls-Royce employs 40,400 people in offices,
manufacturing and service facilities in over 50
countries. Over 11,000 of these employees are
In 2011, Rolls-Royce invested £908 million on research
and development, two thirds of which had the objective
of further improving the environmental performance of
its products, in particular reducing emissions.
Rolls-Royce supports a global network of 28 University
Technology Centres, which connect the company's
engineers with the forefront of scientific research.
The Group has a strong commitment to apprentice and
graduate recruitment and to further developing employee
Rolls-Royce leads the global market in engines for
corporate aircraft, with a 39 percent value market
share. Rolls-Royce Corporate Care®, corporate
aviation's most comprehensive engine care program,
is available to all BR710 powered corporate aircraft