While Bombardier has started interior completion work on the first customer aircraft, the Rolls-Royce site in Dahlewitz, Germany, is ramping up the Pearl 15 production. Flight testing is on track to support the aircraft certification and a smooth entry into service later this year
The Pearl 15 is the newest addition to Rolls-Royce’s market-leading business aviation engine portfolio, exclusively powering Bombardier’s Global 5500 and 6500 aircraft. The engine was carefully designed and optimised in partnership with Bombardier to complement the Global 5500 and Global 6500 aircraft.
Dr. Dirk Geisinger, director – business aviation, Rolls-Royce, said: “We are excited to have successfully taken this important step in our journey to develop and produce the first member of the Pearl engine family. We are now looking forward to supporting Bombardier as they prepare for the aircraft to enter into service later this year.”
The Pearl engine combines innovative technologies derived from Rolls-Royce’s Advance2 technology demonstrator programmes with proven features from the BR700, today’s leading engine family in business aviation. Compared with the highly successful BR710, the Pearl 15 features the same nacelle envelope but is more powerful, with a maximum certified thrust of 15,250lb; has up to seven per cent better specific fuel consumption; is two dB cumulative quieter; and shows a 20 per cent improvement in NOx emissions margin.
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