• Short Summary

    The first jet engine designed jointly by British and Japanese engineers is now almost complete.

  • Description

    1.
    Low-angle rear view of RJ 500 engine.
    4 ft

    2.
    Name plate on engine.
    12 ft

    3.
    Board members arriving and general view of engine.
    17 ft

    4.
    Anglo-Japanese board beside engine.
    22 ft

    5.
    Inspecting the turbine.
    21 ft

    6.
    Close up of Japanese inspecting engine (two shots)
    36 ft

    7.
    Rear general view.
    42 ft




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The first jet engine designed jointly by British and Japanese engineers is now almost complete. It is several years ahead of similar engines being worked on in the U.S. and France for new 150-seater airliners expected to enter service about 1987 and which are themselves still on the drawing board.

    But jet engines take longer to design and prove than the aircraft they go into. So Rolls-Royce and Japanese Aero Engines have been getting on with the job and their powerplant, the RJ 500, is nearly ready to make its first run scheduled for the spring.

    The airliners may need 2,000 of the twin-engined 150-seater aircraft by the end of the century, a market which could be worth five billion pounds to the engine-makers alone.

    The board of the joint Anglo-Japanese company have been inspecting the first engine at Bristol. A second engine is also nearing completion in Japan.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4XW7Q3TV64IYPRK4M9KKEI1KP
    Media URN:
    VLVA4XW7Q3TV64IYPRK4M9KKEI1KP
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/01/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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