Platforms Include New Trent XWB Engine For Airbus A350
Goodrich Corporation has signed a research agreement with
Rolls-Royce to develop the next generation of fuel nozzles for
"lean burn" combustion technology systems, which would be used on
future environmentally responsible gas turbine aircraft engines.
Goodrich also has been selected to supply Rolls-Royce with the
combustion system fuel nozzles for the new Rolls-Royce Trent XWB
engine program for the Airbus A350XWB commercial aircraft. All work
will be performed by Goodrich's Engine Components team in West Des
Lean burn technology allows for a more complete combustion
cycle, which reduces emissions and increases efficiency. Goodrich's
lean burn research and development program focuses on advanced
combustion fuel nozzles designed to meet increasingly stringent
requirements for reduced emissions on next generation aircraft.
Lean burn technology can significantly reduce nitrogen oxide (NOx)
emissions, improving local air quality around airports and reducing
aviation's climate change footprint.
Daphne Falletti, president of Goodrich Engine Components, said
"These opportunities with Rolls-Royce to develop breakthrough
technology and provide products for their next generation engine
programs further strengthen our market position in advanced