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.
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) was set up by the EU in 2003 to promote the highest common standards of safety and environmental protection in civil aviation. Based in Cologne, the Agency currently employs nearly 500 experts and administrators from all over Europe
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