EASA Certifies Rolls-Royce BR725 Engine

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued its type certificate for the new Rolls-Royce BR725 engine. The approval was handed over by the Agency's Certification Director Dr. Norbert Lohl at a ceremony in Dahlewitz, Germany, on June 23.

The completion of the type certification process confirms that the Rolls-Royce BR725 complies with European safety and environmental standards. The approval process included a series of tests proving, among others, the engine's ability to cope with bird strike, ice, hail and water ingestion, as well as fan blade containment testing. Environmental tests have demonstrated that the engine meets the stringent emission requirements.

The Rolls-Royce BR725 will power the first flight of the Gulfstream G650 business jet planned for later this year. The 16,100lbf (71.6 kN) thrust BR700-725A1-12 is the newest member of the BR700 engine series. Its fan has a diameter of 50 inches and is made up of 24 titanium fan blades.

The EASA type-certificates are valid throughout the European Union, as well as in Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein.