Rolls-Royce Taps FACC for Pearl 10X Composite Parts

 - February 22, 2022, 12:22 PM
Rolls-Royce has selected Austria-based FACC to develop and manufacture the complete composite package for the Pearl engine to power the new Falcon 10X. (Photo: Rolls-Royce)

Austria-based FACC has been tapped by Rolls-Royce to develop and manufacture the complete composite package for the Pearl 10X engine that will power the new Dassault Falcon 10X. In addition to the bypass ducts and maintenance doors, FACC will also be supplying the fan track liners, spinner, and cable bushing for the turbofan engine.

“Engines are among the most highly stressed high-performance aircraft components—the production of their component parts is highly complex and requires the skill of experienced experts. The production of the outer skin in particular, meaning the outer layer of the bypass duct for the Pearl 10X, calls for the highest precision in addition to modern manufacturing processes,” said Günter Nelböck, FACC’s vice president for engines, nacelles, and aerostructures.

Rolls-Royce unveiled the more than 18,000-pound-thrust Pearl 10X—the third and most powerful member of its Pearl engine family for business aircraft—in May, when the Falcon 10X was also announced. Compared with the previous-generation Rolls-Royce BR700-series engines, the Pearl 10X boasts a 5 percent increase in efficiency combined with lower noise and emissions characteristics.