The Challenge aims
to introduce young people aged 16-18 years to engineering and how
it plays a role in aerospace design and production.
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|The Friends of
HMS Vengeance intend to promote future generations interest in our joint
heritage by providing an Business partnership which will provide a foundation
both for business and heritage preservation.
Rolls Royce Marine
PO Box 31
BS16 1XY BRISTOL
Tel: +44 117 974 8500
Fax: +44 117 979 2607
Royce Defence aerospace
HMS Vengeance and Rolls Royce Business Partnership
The Vengeance Campaign to date is all about partnerships and a major
player in the world's aerospace and defence technology industries, Rolls
Royce is being invited to discuss in joining us in saving the VENGEANCE
and hopefully assisting in the Vengeance Naval Aviation Heritage Museum
Rolls-Royce is one of the most famous names in engineering throughout
the world - a global aerospace, defence, marine and energy group with facilities
in 15 countries. Rolls-Royce grew from the electrical and mechanical business
established by Henry Royce in 1884. In WW2 developments gave Rolls-Royce
the technological base to build the Merlin engine, which Royce has begun
to work on before his death in 1933, being used to great effect in the
hurricane, spitfire and seafire. Today Rolls Royce continues to build naval
aircraft engines including for the Sea Harrier powered by the RR Pegasus
engine, and the US T-45A Goshawk powered by the Adour engine. The 1999s
ended with the £576m acquisition of Vickers plc, transformed Rolls-Royce
into the global leader in marine power systems.
Rolls Royce Marine: Rolls-Royce centre for all marine system integration
and platform support activities. Multi-disciplinary team of engineers,
naval architects and project managers undertake a widerange of projects.
Staff are involved in the design and support of the nuclear propulsion
plants that power the UK submarine fleet, including HMS Vengeance.
Rolls Royce will also contribute to the future heritage of naval aviation,
taking part in the future aircraft carrier (CVF) project of the Royal Navy
to build two new carriers. At 40-50,000 tonnes, the two new carriers will
be twice the size of the existing Invincible-class carriers, and twice
the size of the former HMS Vengeance. BAE Systems leads a team with Harland
and Wolff and Rolls Royce which have been awarded contracts by the MoD
defence procurement executive to study the three alternative configurations
- CTOL, STOVL and STOBAR - and key ship technologies. The prime contractor
selection will be made in 2004 with an in-service date of 2012. The second
ship should enter service in 2015.
The Friends of HMS Vengeance wish to strengthen the link with the CVF
project and provide opportunities for the Aerospace and Naval shipbuilding
industries to promote their developments on this historic aircraft carrier.
UK Future Aircraft Carrier Programme T-45A
Goshawk powered by Rolls Royce
Benefits to Companies
To present a showcase centre, through trade shows and exhibitions, for
marketing British naval aviation and maritime industries, awareness of
the latest products and developments and practical training of the key
Opportunities for high profile media attention.
Specialist facilities dedicated to trade, exhibition, conference, heritage
or storage facilities, and spacious covered accommodation and extensive
open area deck space for high profile media events.
To raise the profile of the heritage and community relations of business
in order to enrich heritage and business learning.
To contribute to the raising of achievement by employees through work related
learning on the Vengeance.
To help promote practical experience of obtaining both academic and vocational
qualifications, as well as key and life skills relevant to working with
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