Reply to post: Re: Rolls royce got

Why OH WHY did Blighty privatise EVERYTHING?

grumpyoldeyore

Re: Rolls royce got

Trent is a development of the RB211. No RB211, no Trent. Even RR themselves refer to the "RB211 Trent family".

http://www.rolls-royce.com/customers/civil-aerospace/products/civil-large-engines/trent-700.aspx#product-details

Yes it was development of the RB211 that caused the issue, and nearly brought down Lockheed as well. The crisis came just after PM Edward Heath had made a speech the list of which was "no more government bail-out for lame ducks"

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