ATK to produce composite aft fan cases for Trent XWB-97

  • 17-Jun-2013 11:00 EDT
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The Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97 is the sole engine now available to power the Airbus A350-1000 aircraft variant.

Rolls-Royce plc, U.K., awarded ATK a contract valued at more than $50 million (with the potential to exceed $200 million) to produce aft fan composite cases for the new Trent XWB-97 engine. ATK has been producing aft fan cases for the Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-84 engines since 2009. ATK's automated composites processing technology reduces fabrication costs, while improving the quality of the final product. The use of this technology allows ATK to produce consistently high-quality composite production parts. The first ATK-fabricated Trent XWB-97 aft fan case is scheduled for delivery in late 2013. Support of the Rolls-Royce design effort and initial production of the Trent XWB-97 aft fan cases will begin immediately at ATK's Aircraft Commercial Center of Excellence facility in Clearfield, UT.


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