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Rolls Royce open new outdoor jet engine testing facility

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October 14, 2007

New Rolls Royce jet-engine testing facility

New Rolls Royce jet-engine testing facility

October 15, 2007 Rolls-Royce has opened a $42 million outdoor jet engine testing facility in Mississipi. One of only three of its kind in the world, the site at NASA’s John C. Stennis Space Center will be used to test development and prototype jet engines for performance and noise, as well as validate their safety systems.

October 15, 2007 Rolls-Royce has opened a $42 million outdoor jet engine testing facility in Mississipi. One of only three of its kind in the world, the site at NASA’s John C. Stennis Space Center will be used to test development and prototype jet engines for performance and noise, as well as validate their safety systems.

The first engines to be tested are the company’s latest, high-thrust Trent engines - the Trent 1000 and the Trent 900, which are being developed for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and Airbus A380 respectively.

The project undertaken in association with NASA, Lockheed-Martin and Hancock Port and Harbor, is the first Rolls-Royce test facility of its kind outside the UK and the first built from the ground-up in the US.

This Currently, twenty people are employed at the site including ten from Lockheed-Martin.

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