PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y., July 27, 2010 - Pall Corporation (NYSE:PLL), a global leader in filtration, separation and purification, today announced its selection by Rolls-Royce as its filtration supplier for the Trent XWB® commercial aircraft engine, designed to power the Airbus A350 XWB family of extra-wide body commercial airliners.
The Airbus A350 XWB has more than 500 announced orders from 33 global carriers, and is likely to be in service for decades to come. More than 6,000 Airbus aircraft have been delivered worldwide, and industry forecasts project over $100 billion revenuefrom future commercial aircraft production.
The Trent XWB engine is due to enter service in 2013, and Pall deliveries have already begun in time for the engine's certification programme. The first engine run of the Trent XWB was successfully completed in June of this year. The Rolls-Royce supply contract is for the life of the engine programme.
“Rolls-Royce has set new standards for efficiency, life cycle cost and environmental impact with the Trent XWB engine," said Jim Western, president, Pall Aerospace. The Trent XWB engine lubrication filtration system is based on Pall's patented Ultipleat® filters, which feature a laid-over pleat design that maximizes the surface area. The small envelope packaging results in a lightweight, high performance product. The Trent XWB utilizes Pall filters for both high pressure and low pressure lines in the engine compartment, improving fluid cleanliness levels and engine reliability.
Pall Aerospace provides fluid filtration and separation solutions for military aircraft, ground vehicles, and shipboard platforms as well as a broad range of commercial aircraft. Its filter products are used on all major aerospace platforms worldwide to ensure consistent, reliable equipment performance. Applications include engine lubricants, fuel, hydraulic and transmission fluid, mobile military and emergency relief water, cabin air, avionics electronic equipment cooling, and engine inlet air. For more information, visit www.pall.com/Aerospace.
About Pall Corporation
Pall Corporation (NYSE:PLL) is a filtration, separation and purification leader providing Total Fluid ManagementSM solutions to meet the critical needs of customers in biopharmaceutical; hospital, transfusion and veterinary medicine; energy and alternative energy; electronics; municipal and industrial water; aerospace; transportation and broad industrial markets. Together with our customers, we foster health, safety and environmentally responsible technologies. The company’s engineered solutions enable process and product innovation and minimize emissions and waste. Pall Corporation, with total revenues of $2.3 billion for fiscal 2009, is an S&P 500 company with more than 10,000 employees serving customers worldwide. Pall has been named a top "green company" by Newsweek magazine. To see how Pall is helping enable a greener, safer, more sustainable future, visit www.pall.com/green.