Rolls-Royce releases purpose-built Pearl engine for Bombardier jets

By Sophie Chapman
The British manufacturer, Rolls-Royce, has launched its new range of purpose-built engines for Bombardier jets. The engine family, dubbed the Pearl, wi...

The British manufacturer, Rolls-Royce, has launched its new range of purpose-built engines for Bombardier jets.

The engine family, dubbed the Pearl, will be used in the Canadian aircraft producer’s Global 5500 and Global 6500 planes.

Rolls-Royce has a 42% market stake in the engine supplier industry, having powered more than 3,000 aircrafts to date.

The Pearl 15 is the firm’s sixth civil aerospace engine produced in the past decade, and the first in the Pearl group.

The engine is capable of offering up to 15,125lb of thrust, 9% more than its BR700 model yet it is two decibels quieter and consumes 7% less fuel.

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“Our teams have worked hard behind the scenes to develop this new engine and we are proud, once again, to lead the way in business aviation,” stated Chris Cholerton, President of Civil Aerospace at Rolls Royce.

“The Pearl engine is a pioneering product, bringing together the most eco- friendly and efficient technologies available today.”

“The combination of outstanding performance, economy, and reliability levels make it the perfect fit for Bombardier’s newest Global aircraft and, with the Pearl engine, we are extending our successful relationship with Bombardier, which started more than 20 years ago.”

“Together we made history by creating a whole new class of aircraft and that success story enters a new chapter today.”

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