Originally Posted by Nuts
Its got nothing to do with Ribs, but just to declare an interest - I worked for RR for 33 years, including a period as its Director-Engine Systems. Codprawn has got the facts right I can assure you...
WOW - if I had a hat I would take it off to you!!!!
You would well remember the time a British Airways 747 with RR engines flew through dense volcanic ash near Indonesia then??? How the hell those engines ever started up again I will never know - I saw the aircraft afterwards - looked like it had been grit blasted - which it had basically!!!
Was only a kid at the time but well impressed!!!
Always been facinated by engineering and they dont come much better than Rolls Royce - unless you look at a Bristol Centaurus