Cadets and Staff from 2502 (Hamilton) Squadron Air Cadets visited Derby’s Silk Mill for an exhibition celebrating 100 years of the Aero Engine.
The exhibition is one of the event to celebrate Rolls-Royce 100 years in the making. The Trent XWB is the very latest engine developed by Rolls-Royce. It is the world’s most efficient large aero engine flying, almost 100 years after the first Rolls-Royce aero engine, the Eagle, ran for the first time.
One of the exhibits at the exhibition was a demonstration of 3D printing. It is one of the new technologies that Rolls Royce are moving more into and a printer was demonstrating the basic principles of it.
The cadets interacted with the exhibits fact finding on the Trent XWB to the very first Eagle engine that flew in the First World War.
Also in the exhibition is a Trent 700 engine which is the engine of choice Airbus A330 and has been produced since 1995.