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Rolls-Royce Opens New Outdoor Jet Engine Testing Facility

HANCOCK COUNTY, Miss.--Rolls-Royce:

WHAT:
Opening Ceremony at the Rolls-Royce Outdoor Jet Engine Testing Facility at NASA John C. Stennis Space Center, Hancock County, MS. This is the first Rolls-Royce test facility of its kind outside the UK and the first built from the ground-up in the US.
This new facility will be used to test development and prototype engines for performance, noise and other factors. Initially, it will test our latest, high-thrust Trent engines, the Trent 900 and Trent 1000, being developed for the Airbus A380 and Boeing 787 Dreamliner, respectively.

WHO:
James M. Guyette, President & CEO, Rolls-Royce North America Inc.
Trevor Orman, EVP - Supply Chain Transformation, Rolls-Royce plc.
Chris Cyr, EVP - Americas Customer Business, Rolls-Royce North America Inc.
Gene Goldman, Deputy Director, NASA John C. Stennis Space Center.

WHEN:
October 11, 2007 - 10:00 a.m.

WHERE:
Stennis Outdoor Test Bed Facility, H1 Test Site, Bldg 5002
NASA John C. Stennis Space Center, Hancock County, MS

HOW:
To cover this event, please contact Rolls-Royce Communications at (703) 621-2764 or ginny.person@rolls-royce.com by October 5 to arrange for security clearance and on-site escort. For security reasons, only those who have responded will be admitted. A government issued photo-ID will also be required.

Please plan to arrive no later than 8:45 am at the North Gate and no later than 9:00 am at the South Gate.

NOTE:
The Outdoor Jet Engine Test Stand is 50' high by 14' wide on a white concrete base. Wide lens cameras and filters are recommended.

Contacts

Rolls-Royce North America Inc.
Ginny Person
Communications Manager
(703) 621-2764
ginny.person@rolls-royce.com