The Pearl 700, the special engine for Gulfstream Aerospace’s new flagship aircraft, the Gulfstream G700Tm and Gulfstream G800Tm, has received official certification from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
The pioneering engine, which was developed at the Rolls-Royce Center of Excellence for Commercial Aircraft Engines in Dahlwitz, Germany, Was custom designed to power two of Gulfstream’s latest productsAllows them to fly ultra-long-range missions almost as fast as the speed of sound.
During an extensive test program, the engine demonstrated exceptional performance at sea level and altitude conditions on both conventional jet fuel and 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). It demonstrated its ability to resist bird strike, snow, hail, and water ingestion, as well as passing critical fan blade containment tests, during which a fan blade is intentionally released at full speed.
Tests were conducted at various Rolls-Royce facilities in Europe and North America., including Dahlewitz in Germany; Bristol in the UK; Manitoba and Montreal, Canada; Rolls-Royce Outdoor Jet Engine Test Facility located at NASA’s John C. Stennis Space Center, Mississippi, USA; As well as the altitude test bench at AEDC (Arnold Engineering Development Center) in Tulhoma, Tennessee, USA.
Dirk Geisinger, Rolls-Royce Director of Commercial Aviation, said: “It makes us extremely proud to receive EASA certification for our Pearl 700 engine as it once again demonstrates Rolls-Royce’s unparalleled capabilities to design, test, manufacture and certify. Shows engines with. Pioneer aircraft. Also Shows the dedication of our team to supporting Gulfstream and entering service for the G700 and G800. We have worked closely with EASA and Gulfstream to achieve this certification and we would like to thank both of them for their support.”
“The G700 and G800 are capable of delivering their impressive performance capabilities thanks to the Rolls-Royce Pearl 700 engine and advanced Gulfstream wing and winglets on both aircraft,” said Mark Burns, Gulfstream President. “With these powerful advances, Gulfstream customers can take advantage of larger cabins with greater comfort compared to the G700 and G800 on global flights.”
The Pearl 700 Advance combines 2 engine cores, the most efficient cores available in the entire commercial aviation sector, with a new low-pressure system resulting in an 8% increase in takeoff thrust to 18,250 lbf compared to the BR725 engine . Motor provides 5% more efficiency, while maintaining its class-leading noise and low emissions performance. The result is an engine that is highly efficient, but capable of propelling customers as fast as Mach 0.925.
Designed for exceptional reliability, the Pearl 700 engine is supported by Rolls-Royce CorporateCare Enhanced, a service program for business aviation that provides customers with substantial financial and operating benefits, increased asset value and liquidity, reducing maintenance costs. Minimizes and avoids unforeseen costs. of unscheduled events anywhere in the world. Increased aircraft availability, reduced management burden, full risk transfer, direct priority access to Rolls-Royce service infrastructure and remote site support are other customer benefits.