Rolls-Royce Commemorates 3,000 Gulfstream Engines

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Rolls-Royce last week formally recognized its long-standing relationship with Gulfstream Aerospace in a ceremony marking delivery of 3,000 engines to the business jet maker. According to the engine manufacturer, no other civil aerospace customer has received more engines from Rolls-Royce than Gulfstream. Rolls-Royce has powered eight Gulfstream variants with Spey, Tay and BR710 engines for a total of nearly 1500 business jets. Additionally, the very first Gulfstream, a turboprop, used Rolls-Royce Dart engines.

For the occasion, Rolls-Royce commissioned a painting featuring both the GI and G550 aircraft -- the first and latest Gulfstream business aircraft -- which was presented to Gulfstream Aerospace President Bryan Moss by Rolls-Royce North America President and CEO James M. Guyette at a ceremony at the Gulfstream facility in Savannah, Ga., on Dec. 5. Mr. Guyette said, "Rolls-Royce is proud to have delivered 3,000 engines spanning four engine programs over nearly 50 years to Gulfstream. This milestone signifies the long relationship forged through trust and excellence."