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As one of the world’s leading suppliers of aero-engines, Rolls-Royce is fully involved in dialogue on the subject of how the impact of aviation on the environment is to be managed to accommodate society’s ever-increasing demand for air transport.

Rolls-Royce is very proud of its record of relentlessly improving the environmental performance of its aero-engines. Sustained effort and investment over five decades has yielded dramatic improvements in emissions, noise, fuel efficiency and weight. Rolls-Royce is continuing this effort and has extensive ongoing research and technology programs to support the challenging targets for further large noise reductions, such as those described in Flightpath 2050 or the FAA CLEEN program.

For many years, Rolls-Royce has also been an active participant in collaborative UK and German National noise research programs, has been a partner in many European funded noise programs, and participated in US environmental programs through its US operations. Rolls-Royce also has a long history of working with universities, and has a University Technology Center in gas turbine noise at Southampton University, to help develop new technology to minimize aircraft noise, which is supported by the University Gas Turbine Partnership at Cambridge University.

Rolls-Royce believes the OAI Aeroacoustics Consortium provides a further opportunity for leveraging the international efforts to reduce aircraft noise.

Contact Information

Jeffrey Peters
Rolls-Royce Corp.
PO Box 420
Speed Code MC-S2-03
Indianapolis, IN 46206
317-230-4842 (office)

Dr. Kevin Britchford MRAeS CEng,
Aeroacoustics Specialist,
System Design – Trent Hall 1F (SinA-17),
Rolls-Royce plc.,
PO Box 31, Derby, DE24 8BJ, U.K.
Phone: +44 (0) 1332 247510

For further information regarding Rolls-Royce, see its website at www.rolls-royce.com.