Along with the well kept secret Global 5500 and 6500 development, the Rolls-Royce Peral engine was also kept secret until yesterday.
Rolls-Royce claims to be the world’s leading engine supplier for business aviation, powering over 3,000 aircraft in service today, with a 42% market share. The Pearl 15 is the first of the planned state-of-the-art Pearl engine family for business aviation and marks the sixth new civil aerospace engine introduced by Rolls-Royce in the past 10 years.
The Pearl 15 delivers up to 15,125lb of thrust (ISA +15), thanks to the most efficient engine core available across the business aviation sector. Despite delivering up to 9% more thrust during take-off than the BR700, the engine will be 2 decibels quieter and operators will benefit from a 7% improvement in specific fuel consumption (SFC). The engine will also deliver world-leading emissions performance, including best in class NOx emissions, despite propelling customers at speeds approaching the speed of sound (Mach 0.90).
The Pearl 15 exemplifies Rolls-Royce’s IntelligentEngine vision where product and service are indistinguishable thanks to digital capability advancements. With a new-generation Engine Health Monitoring System that introduces advanced vibration detection, the engine benefits from the incorporation of advanced remote engine diagnostics and bi-directional communications that allows for remote reconfiguration of engine-monitoring features from the ground. In line with the IntelligentEngine vision, these developments ensure that cloud-based analytics and Big Data continue to play an increasing role in delivering exceptional levels of availability and greater peace of mind for customers.