Pietro Rosa TBM partners with Rolls-Royce

August 29, 2014

Pietro Rosa TBM, Derby, U.K., a manufacturer of compressor airfoils for jet engines and complex aerostructural components, has signed a long-term contract with Rolls-Royce plc for the production of a new concept airfoil for the Trent XWB engine.

This contract is the result of more than three years of joint research and development between the Pietro Rosa TBM R&D team and the Rolls-Royce advanced manufacturing team, with the goal of finding affordable engineering methods to improve the component’s weight and aerodynamic performance.