Dreamliner to be flown over Rolls-Royce: BBC News

Posted: April 27, 2012 in Airlines, Aviation & Airports (General News), Gatwick, Heathrow
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[BBC News] A Boeing 787 Dreamliner is to be flown over the Rolls-Royce factory in Derby where its engines were made.

Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines have been used in the new plane,

Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines have been used in the new plane

The aircraft will fly low over the company’s site on Victory Road at about 09:00 BST on Friday as part of a week-long visit to the UK.

Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines have been used in the new plane, which launched commercially last November.

Boeing said the flyover was a “thank you to Rolls-Royce employees for their contribution”.

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is built using carbon composite material, making it lighter and more fuel efficient than other planes

The UK visit was organised to showcase the craft to its first British customers – Virgin Atlantic, British Airways and Thomson. It will fly over Derby en route from Gatwick Airport to Heathrow Airport.

The plane previously flew over the Rolls-Royce factory in July 2010 following an appearance at the Farnborough air show. A Boeing spokesman said Rolls-Royce was one of 12 UK suppliers involved in the manufacture of….

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BBC News
26 April 2012


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