The Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-84 intermediate compressor case (ICC), manufactured by GKN Aerospace
The Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-84 intermediate compressor case (ICC), manufactured by GKN Aerospace

GKN Aerospace and Rolls-Royce have agreed to extend the companies’ risk and revenue sharing partnership (RRSP) on the Trent XWB-84 large aero engine. The agreement extends the design and supply of a lower weight, higher performance intermediate compressor case (ICC) for the improved performance Trent XWB-84 engine. GKN Aerospace has employed a range of design methodologies and fabrication technologies to create the ICC. including additive manufacturing (AM) processes.

GKN Aerospace’s engine systems business in Sweden has been the supplier of the ICC for the Trent XWB-84 engine, through the existing RRSP, since the program began. First deliveries to Rolls-Royce of the ICC for the Trent XWB-84 engine are scheduled for early 2018.

GKN Aerospace also has contracts to supply the engine’s thrust struts, compressor blisks and inner core fairings. 

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