ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Rolls-Royce predicts continued growth in business jet deliveries through the remainder of the decade and forecasts an engine market worth
Rolls-Royce forecasts that 51,000 engines, valued at
Of the 24,000 new corporate aircraft expected to enter the market, nearly half are expected to be in the medium or large business jet category. In fact, according to the market forecast, only the very popular commercial 130-190 seat aircraft will surpass the medium and large business jet category in deliveries over the next 20 years.
The forecast predicts that nearly 12,000 medium and large business jets will be delivered between 2006-2025. In terms of fleet size, this market segment is expected to grow 142% to a total of more than 16,500 aircraft by2025.
The Rolls-Royce AE 3007 engine powers the Cessna Citation X and Embraer Legacy 600. This medium jet category is expected to see 7,330 aircraft deliveries between 2006-2025 according to the forecast. This figure is second only to the Very Light Jet category in volume at 7,649 deliveries.
The company's Tay 611-8C engine powers Gulfstream's large cabin, long-range G350 and G450; the ultra long-range Bombardier Global Express and Gulfstream G550 aircraft are, both powered by Rolls-Royce BR710 engines. The company projects deliveries of more than 4,600 aircraft in this category.
Alan Stiley, Rolls-Royce Vice President for Marketing, Corporate and Regional Aircraft said: "The market is recognizing the increasing value and utility of the new generation of medium and large business jets. While very light jets are getting a great deal of attention and will see large numbers of deliveries, it's the larger aircraft that will have the delivered aircraft and engine value. Rolls-Royce remains well-positioned in this sector, having just over half of the market."
In terms of engine thrust, Rolls-Royce suggests that while the very light jets with engines of less than 3,000 pound thrust will have more than 21,000 engines delivered, the value of those deliveries is only
Rolls-Royce is well-positioned in these high value areas with engines in service with most of the leading airframers and is the leading provider of propulsion systems and services for these high-value medium and large businessjets, including the long and ultra long-range jets.
All of these engines can be supported by Rolls-Royce CorporateCare(R), the industry's most comprehensive engine maintenance management program.
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