Rolls-Royce is the first partner on the runway with Purdue Research Foundation in the recently established Purdue Research Park Aerospace District in West Lafayette, officials announced Wednesday (Sept. 23).
The Department of Aviation Technology recently received a donated Allison 250 turboshaft engine from Rolls-Royce for use in its aeronautical engineering technology (AET) program. The engine is used in a variety of helicopters and fixed-wing airplanes.
Shared reputation for excellence bonds Purdue, Rolls-Royce.
By Eric Nelson
Most people associate the Rolls-Royce brand with luxury automobiles, evoking memories of such classic models as the Ghost and the Phantom.
Purdue is not only a steady source of skilled employees for Rolls-Royce, but also a partner in research and education.
Among the University’s numerous alliances with industry is the Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Center, which fuses resources from the colleges of Technology, Engineering and Science to provide companies with tools and 0processes to help them develop, manage and support their products.