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Rolls-Royce Pearl Family Continues to Grow

: May 11, 2021 - : 11:47 am

Rolls-Royce has officially unveiled the Pearl 10X, the third and most powerful member of its Pearl engine-family for the business aviation market.

The engine has been optimized to exclusively power Dassault’s  flagship aircraft, the Falcon 10X, which was revealed during a digital ceremony at Le Bourget airport in Paris on May 6.

The Pearl 10X is the newest member of the Pearl engine-family and the first Rolls-Royce engine ever to power a business jet of the French airframer. The engine is being developed at the Rolls-Royce Center of Excellence for Business Aviation Engines in Dahlewitz, Germany, and is currently undergoing a comprehensive test program, which includes the capability to operate on 100% sustainable aviation fuels.

One of the new key features of the Pearl 10X will be 3D-printed combustor tiles, manufactured by an advanced additive layer manufacturing process. The pioneering technology, which supports the exceptional environmental performance of the engine, has been developed and extensively tested as part of Rolls-Royce’s Advance2 program.

“We are extremely proud that Dassault has chosen us to power their flagship Falcon 10X, and I would like to congratulate the Dassault family as well as the Falcon team on this special occasion,” said Chris Cholerton, President Civil Aerospace, Rolls-Royce, said:.

“The Pearl 10X is perfectly matched to our performance requirements for our new, ultra-long-range jet and proved itself to be the best solution also for reliability and efficiency,” said Eric Trappier, Chairman and CEO, Dassault Aviation. “New technologies within its core and its digital controls make it the benchmark for powerplant technology in this business aviation segment. Moreover, Rolls-Royce’s track record for product support ensures an outstanding customer service experience.”

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