24
JUN
2009

Agency certifies Rolls-Royce BR725 engine

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) hasissued its type certificate for the new Rolls-Royce BR725 engine. The approvalwas handed over by the Agency’s Certification Director Dr. Norbert Lohl at a ceremonyin Dahlewitz, Germany on 23 June.

The completion of the type certification processconfirms that the Rolls-Royce BR725 complies with European safety andenvironmental standards. The approval process included a series of tests proving,among others, the engine’s ability to cope with bird-strike, ice, hail andwater ingestion, as well as fan blade containment testing. Environmental tests havedemonstrated that the engine meets the stringent emission requirements.

The Rolls-Royce BR725 will power the first flightof the Gulfstream G650 business jet planned for later this year. The 16,100lbf(71.6 kN) thrust BR700-725A1-12 is the newest member of the BR700 engineseries. Its fan has a diameter of 50 inches and is made up of 24 titanium fanblades.

The EASA type-certificates are valid throughout theEuropean Union, as well as in Switzerland,Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein.

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