Parker Aerospace Partners with Rolls-Royce on Trent XWB-97 Engine Program
PARIS -- June 18, 2013
Parker Aerospace, an operating segment of Parker Hannifin Corporation, has
been chosen by Rolls-Royce to partner on its Trent XWB-97 engine program.
The Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97 engine is being developed for the new Airbus A350
XWB-1000 aircraft and is the sole engine currently available to power this new
aircraft. Parker estimates that the agreement will generate approximately $2.2
billion in revenues over the life of the program.
“This long-term partnership with Rolls-Royce allows Parker to invest in the
future and contributes to our growing global presence, supporting one of the
world’s premier engine manufacturers,” said Parker Aerospace President Roger
Sherrard. “Parker is proud to build on a history of success with Rolls-Royce
on the Trent engine series. The Trent XWB-97 will be used by airline fleets
around the world.”
Product design, manufacture, and support will be completed by multiple Parker
Aerospace divisions, including Fluid Systems Division in Irvine, California;
Stratoflex Products Division in Fort Worth, Texas; and Gas Turbine Division in
The first Parker-supplied Trent XWB-97 components are scheduled for delivery
to Rolls-Royce in late 2013. Initial ground testing of the Trent XWB is due to
commence in 2014, with maiden flight on the new Airbus twinjet scheduled for
A continued focus on business fundamentals and performance improvements driven
by Parker’s Win Strategy has allowed Parker to deliver the increased value
that its customers are seeking. The Win Strategy ensures a focus on
value-added services, attention to customer needs, a culture of planned
innovation that secures rewards for investors far into the future, and a
trusted partnership for Parker customers.
Parker looks forward to enhancing its existing relationship with Rolls-Royce
on this exciting new program.
The bill of material covers several product lines in support of Rolls-Royce
requirements: the pneumatics valve suite that enables anti-icing, turbine case
cooling and engine bleed functions; the oil pump that feeds oil to bearings
and gearboxes and scavenges that return oil; and the hydraulic engine build-up
system that includes tubes, hoses, and attaching hardware required to convey
the aircraft hydraulic power between the engine-mounted pumps and the aircraft
as well as high-temperature hoses that channel fuel to the engine.
As part of the partnership, Parker will provide all-inclusive customer service
and support on its components for the life of the engine program. This
approach is a continuing tradition for Parker on Rolls-Royce TotalCare®
programs and helps provide optimized, predictable cost over the long-term.
Parker Aerospace supports many Rolls-Royce engine programs, including the
RB211 and BR715; BR710, and BR710A2-20; Trent 500, 800, 1000, Trent XWB, TP400
and Industrial Trent; and LiftFan® clutch actuation system.
Parker will provide the complete hydraulic and fuel systems for the A350 XWB,
as well as the fuel tank inerting system.
Alison Dittmeier, Media Relations & Communications Manager
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