Amy Aviation is on a tour of the UK, visiting places well-known for their connection with UK aeronautics!
Today she’s in Derby, home to Rolls Royce. Now you might be thinking that Rolls-Royce is just a luxury car…
Actually, there are two Rolls-Royce companies – one makes cars, the other has something to do with planes!
The Rolls Royce here in Derby is famous for making some of the most powerful engines in the world.
The engineers are constantly working to use the latest technology to build better, faster and safer engines. You’ll find Rolls Royce engines in all types of planes – from military jets like the F35…
…to commercial airliners such as the Boeing 777 and Airbus A380 – those are planes which take us on holiday!
There’s exciting developments underway right now. The latest Trent engine – the Trent 7000 – is the result of ten years of development. It’s already undergone extensive field testing in different climate across the world to make sure it can handle a variety of conditions – hot or cold, sticky or wet – you name it!
It’s exciting to think such cool technology is made in Derby!
Over 13,500 people work for Rolls-Royce at Derby, which is home to the Rolls Royce Academy which recruits over 200 apprentices every year, teaching them many areas of engineering – from electrical to mechatronics…
You can watch the animated series of Amy’s Aviation on YouTube or download the audio series on your phone or tablet so you can listen whenever you like – at home or in the car!