Rolls-Royce backs Bloodhound project

Rolls-Royce PLC today announced support for the Bloodhound Project, an international education initiative focused on a 1,000 mph World Land Speed Record attempt. A Rolls-Royce EJ200 jet engine will be used to propel the car to over 1,000 mph (1,600 kmh or Mach 1.4). Rolls-Royce will also provide financial and technical support for the project. Bloodhound’s global education programme aims

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Rolls-Royce helps stage final of schools’ engineering challenge

Aerospace companies from around the South West, including Patchway-based Rolls-Royce, recently staged the Grand Final of a schools competition which aims to encourage Key Stage 3 students to take up science, technology, engineering and maths. Over 130 pupils from thirteen secondary schools in the South West took part in the Grand Final of the Flying Start Challenge at the Fleet

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Record profits for Rolls-Royce in 2011

Rolls-Royce, which makes military aero engines and marine gas turbines at its plant in Patchway, has announced record annual profits of more than £1 billion for 2011. The company’s order book was at peak levels at 31st December 2011, showing £62.2 billion of forward orders, a rise of 5% on its 2010 year-end. John Rishton, Chief Executive, said: “Rolls-Royce performed

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