Emirates Engineering apprentices and personnel
can now familiarise themselves first-hand with the mechanics and
operations of the Rolls-Royce Trent 900 Engine.
The engine was gifted to Emirates Engineering by
Rolls-Royce during the Dubai Air Show, and comes almost a year
before the Trent 900 will be put into regular passenger service on
50 of Emirates’ A380s.
The engine will give Maintenance and Engineering staff
the opportunity for familiarisation and
hands-on training, including the ability to perform tasks that
would be difficult to access and perform on in-service aircraft.
These include fan blade installation and component removal,
amongst other tasks.
“The gift of this state-of-the-art
engine speaks of the strong relationship between Rolls-Royce and
Emirates, and we are grateful for the gift of this engine for our
training programme. While our apprentices currently use a variety
of methods to ensure they can maintain, repair and overhaul
aircraft and engines, there is no substitute for hands on-training
on advanced, modern technology like the Trent 900 Engine. We will
be the only airline in the industry to have this engine in our
facilities for training purposes, and this will build on the
capabilities already in place for our existing and future
engineers,” said Iain Lachlan, Emirates’ Divisional Senior Vice
Earlier this year,
Rolls-Royce signed a landmark $9.2 billion contract to supply
Trent 900 aircraft engines for 50 of the airline’s new A380s,
which will be delivered beginning in late 2016.
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