Blade runner

Rolls-Royce has opened a £41m high-tech manufacturing centre for aero-engine blades in Derby. The factory will halve the cost of making blades for a range of engines, including the Trent and BR700, using efficiency improvements and unique production technology developed by Rolls-Royce.

Rolls-Royce has opened a £41m high-tech manufacturing centre for aero-engine blades in Derby. The factory will halve the cost of making blades for a range of engines, including the Trent and BR700, using efficiency improvements and unique production technology developed by Rolls-Royce.