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    ROLLS-ROYCE MAIDEN FLIGHT DUE
    Two of the new Rolls-Royce 535 engines will in the next few days power Boeing's latest airliner - the 757 - on its maiden flight at Seattle in Washington State.

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    SCU engine on crane, pan down to operator with engine beyond.
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    GV rear view of two 535C engines being prepared for despatch.
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    SCU two fitters working on a 535C engine.
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    CU Boeing 757 aircraft being built
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    GV finished 757 aircraft.
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    Background: ROLLS-ROYCE MAIDEN FLIGHT DUE
    Two of the new Rolls-Royce 535 engines will in the next few days power Boeing's latest airliner - the 757 - on its maiden flight at Seattle in Washington State.

    It is the first time the American company has chosen a non-American engine to launch one of its two new airliners. So far five airlines have put in firm orders or options for 101 of the 757s all with Rolls engines. Thanks largely to the efficiency of the engines the Boeing airliner will use only about half as much fuel for every passenger it carries as the present-day aircraft which it will begin to replace in a year's time.

    The Rolls engines are already certificated for passenger service and are two years ahead of an American rival engine. But Rolls is already at work on a version which will use ten per cent less fuel which will be available in 1984.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6IZV638ZCGYHLQHOW78J9MQ49
    Media URN:
    VLVA6IZV638ZCGYHLQHOW78J9MQ49
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/02/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:08:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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