Rolls-Royce unveils Pearl engine family member

Rolls-Royce has announced the Pearl® 700, an addition to its Pearl engine family for business aviation. The will be the exclusive powerplant for the new Gulfstream G700 when it enters service.

The Pearl 700 combines the Advance2 engine core, with a brand-new low-pressure system, resulting in an 8 per cent increase in take-off thrust at 18,250lb compared to the BR725 engine. The engine offers a 12 per cent better thrust-to-weight ratio and 5 per cent higher efficiency, while maintaining low noise and emissions performance.

The Pearl 700 has been developed at the Rolls-Royce Centre of Excellence for Business Aviation Engines in Dahlewitz, Germany, and is currently undergoing a comprehensive test programme. Its engine family is part of the Rolls-Royce IntelligentEngine initiative which aims to enhance engine performance and efficiency by utilising digital capability, cloud-based analytics, smart algorithms and Artificial Intelligence (AI).

According to Rolls-Royce, as well as a new-generation Engine Health Monitoring System that introduces advanced vibration detection, the family benefits from the incorporation of advanced remote engine diagnostics. It is also enabled for bi-directional communications, allowing for easy remote reconfiguration of engine-monitoring features from the ground.