Rolls-Royce has been forced to ramp up checks on 380 engines on Dreamliner jets over suspected parts defects. The engineering firm will increase the frequency of inspections on some Trent 1000 engines, which are used on Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner. Chief executive Warren East said it would try to minimise disruption to airlines and passengers before the busy summer travel season. “Safety is our priority. We will focus on getting people flying again. Boeing are being very supportive. This has tightened our relationship with them.” East said the engines issue, first flagged last month, would have little impact on the company’s ambition to boost cashflow. Spending on discretionary items like IT programmes and travel will be cut to cushion the blow. … [Read more...] about Rolls-Royce steps up engine checks on Boeing planes
Derby’s Rolls-Royce has said that it will be “re-prioritising” its spending to help cover the cost of increasing the number of inspections on one of its engines. The engineering giant, which has its civil aerospace division at Sinfin, wants to carry out more rigorous inspections of its Trent 1000, after ongoing issues with the engine. The Trent 1000, which has been designed and developed in Derby, powers Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner. But some of the engines in service have needed unscheduled maintenance due to parts wearing out more quickly than anticipated. Last month, when Rolls-Royce announced its full-year results, it said it would take a hit of around £340 million to cover the cost of repairs on existing engines. But the firm, which is Derby’s largest private sector employer with around 14,000 staff, has said it will now face further “incremental costs” after deciding to carry out “additional engine inspections” to those … [Read more...] about Rolls-Royce to cut spending to cover extra Trent 1000 checks
For modern limousines brand Rolls-Royce asks from 400 to 500 thousand dollars, but in the secondary market, the car can be bought much cheaper. So, for the car, photographed on the photos, they ask themselves quite democratic 25 500 euros. This 1984 Rolls-Royce limousine was built on the basis of the first-generation Silver Spur sedan. According to rumors, such stretched cars were produced only 37 pieces. Specifically, this copy of Silver Spur Limo was sold in the UK, where for several years on the car were transported various celebrities and important personalities. In 2010, the car was sent to Holland, where it was now put up for sale. This limousine is driven by a 6.75-liter V8 engine, but in what condition is the power unit difficult to say, since its mileage is significant – 214,638 km. … [Read more...] about Limousine Rolls-Royce Silver Spur for only 25 500 dollars
Rolls-Royce confirmed last week that its all-new high-bodied car would be named Cullinan. So the working title has been made to remain forever. But is it a coincidence, considered choice or an act of destiny itself? Take a look at this interesting bit. The first Rolls-Royce car was unveiled in the December of 1904. Rolls-Royce Limited was established in the March of 1906. In the meanwhile, the Cullinan was unearthed in 1905. Like a name one is born with, a talisman that is unearthed for a superhero at a destined moment… It was three years ago that Rolls-Royce announced that it would create an all-new, high-bodied car that would redefine luxury travel by making it effortless, everywhere. For Rolls-Royce, it is mould-breaking to say the least. Now, we have stepped into the final stretch of anticipation, as Rolls-Royce has sent out the name of its new motor-car as a harbinger. “The name Cullinan has been hiding in plain sight since we revealed it as the project name some years … [Read more...] about Is ‘Cullinan’ destiny’s choice for Rolls-Royce?
Cullinan will soon be here. In the meanwhile, glimpses of its high-bodied glory are being disseminated by Rolls-Royce. The first vision is that of what they are calling ‘the best seat in the house’. Rolls-Royce Cullinan promises to deliver effortless luxury everywhere its owner chooses to venture. This effortlessness is captured by a certain grade and expression of leisure that only the designers, craftsmen and artisans at the Home of Rolls-Royce in Goodwood could have thought up. The first to show up before the world is the Rolls-Royce Cullinan Viewing Suite. The Rolls-Royce Viewing Suite is comprised by two rear-facing, beautifully contemporary, finest leather chairs and a cocktail table. They emerge from within the rear compartment of Cullinan at the touch of a button. The designers have purposed it to provide repose as the owners enjoy a breath-taking sunset or view a horserace or why, wave at their children on sports day. Now you know it is called the best seat in the … [Read more...] about Rolls-Royce Cullinan comes with balcony seats