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Rolls-Royce BR725 engine tops one million hours


March 3, 2020
Wings Staff

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The Rolls-Royce BR725 powers Gulfstream’s ultra-long-range G650 business aircraft family. (Photo: Rolls-Royce)

The Rolls-Royce BR725 engine recently reached a major milestone with one-million flying hours. Since entry into service in 2012, the BR725 has powered the Gulfstream G650ER and its sister aircraft G650 to achieve more than 100 city-pair records. In particular, Rolls-Royce points to a flight from Singapore to Tucson, Arizona, as one of the farthest and fastest in business aviation history.

The BR725-powered G650 family can fly up to 7,500 nm (13,890 km) at Mach 0.85 and 6,400 nm (11,853 km) at Mach 0.90. Rolls-Royce explains the G650 and the G650ER are capable of a near-supersonic maximum operating speed of Mach 0.925 and have a maximum cruise altitude of 51,000 feet (15,545 metres).

“Seeing the BR725 reach one-million flying hours is an impressive milestone and we are very proud of this achievement,” said Nuno Taborda, program director, Business Aviation, Rolls-Royce. “With one speed record after another broken by the G650, it sets the standard for performance in business aviation – you simply can’t fly farther, faster.”

There are now more than 3,200 Rolls-Royce-powered business jets in service worldwide. More than 2,000 of those aircraft are covered by CorporateCare and CorporateCare Enhanced; about 70 per cent of new delivery Rolls-Royce powered aircraft are enrolled in the program.

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There are more than 800 BR725 engines in service today. (Image: Rolls-Royce)