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Rolls Royce Derby ~ A family Business ~ Modern Aircraft Engine Manufacture Explained 2/4

Rolls Royce in Derby, England, UK produce the Trent series of Aircraft Engines designed for wide bodied aircraft.

One complete engine is produced here every 36 Hours by a multitude of experienced skilled staff working together at the factory.

This is a documentary / insight into how this is achieved.

Some awesome stuff going on here with amazing engineering and performance figures stated.

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Added: Dec-21-2011 Occurred On: Dec-21-2011
By: updougdown
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Tags: Rolls Royce, Trent Engine, Aircraft, Engine, Turbofan, Awesome Power, Precision Engineering, Clever Thinking, Brains, No nonesence
Location: Derby, England, United Kingdom (UK/GB) (load item map)
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  • What about the failing Trent engines of the Airbus A380? Not a word. Really bad cracks (like a "made in china" part) are appearing on many parts of the engines now in services and flight had been suspended because of the failures. Millions and millions lost... Mostly from taxpayer and other small investors' market's funds.

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    • @Lolling You want to have a little chat about boeing then?

      A small chat about the fucked up FAA replacement parts fiasco which saw 30% of boeing parts were fake, even those of Airforce One?

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    • @Lolling

      Cracked turbine and compressor blades are not uncommon in jet engines. That's one of the reasons they are torn down and inspected periodically, just like the engines of every type in every aircraft on the planet.

      You are of course talking about Quantas Flight 32, Airbus A-380 which had a fan disk failure where parts were actually thrown outside of the engine casing, causing other damage to the aircraft.

      A part of the lubrication system failed in one of the hotter parts of the engi More..

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    • @CargeLock

      FAA fiasco? The FAA does not make or supply aircraft parts.

      For that matter, Boeing (and the military) buy engine parts from the engine manufacturers and the people who sell many of the parts to the people who build the engines.

      Much of the maintenance on commercial aircraft is performed not by the airline (or the military) itself but by contractors and subcontractors who buy and install replacement parts in the course of their job. This is like taking your new Ford to an indepe More..

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    • @updougdown

      10,000 RPM? In a typical turboprop, turbojet, or turbofan engine, some parts have to be mechanically linked to other parts. For example, the turbine blades near the outlet of the engine take energy from the hot gasses and use it to turn the compressor blades at the input end.

      It gets complicated because different parts of the engine have to turn at different speeds to work at peak efficiency. The propeller shaft of a turboprop engine may only turn at 2000 or so RPM, while the t More..

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