Rolls-Royce AE 3007 Turbofan

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About the Rolls-Royce AE 3007:

The Rolls-Royce AE 3007 (military designation F137) is an 8,000-pound class high-bypass two-spool turbofan engine featuring a wide-chord single-stage low-pressure compressor, a 14-stage high pressure compressor followed by an effusion-cooled annular combustor, a two-stage high-pressure turbine, and a three-stage low-pressure turbine.

The AE 3007 is derived from the AE 1107C-Liberty turboshaft engine used on the Bell Helicopter Textron/Boeing V-22 Osprey. It was initially developed to create a turbofan member of the AE common core family for the regional jet and medium/large business jet markets but has subsequently been developed for military aircraft applications.

A single AE 3007H engine allows the Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk to fly at 65,000 feet while providing over 32 hours of real-time mission imagery to battlefield commanders. The system has proven itself in the skies over Afghanistan and Iraq.

The U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk performs high-altitude real-time high-resolution Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) collection, while the Navy's MQ-4C Triton will provide persistent maritime ISR. The AE 3007 also powers Germany's Euro Hawk and NATO's Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) aircraft.

The vast majority of AE 3007 engines were sold with twin-engine Embraer 145 Series regional jets (ERJ 135, 140 and 145). The AE 3007A1P powers Embraer 145 Special Mission aircraft. The AE 3007 also powers Embraer's Legacy 600/650 business jet (AE 3007A1/A1E) and the Cessna Citation X (AE 3007C/C1/C2).

Sources Used: U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and Rolls-Royce plc.

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Engine Type:

Two-Spool High Bypass Turbofan Engine


RQ-4A/B Global Hawk; MQ-4C Triton;
Embraer ERJ 135 / 140 / 145; EMB 145;
Embraer Legacy 600/650; Cessna Citation X


In Production


Rolls-Royce plc.

Price/Unit Cost:

AE 3007H: $3.76 million

Rolls-Royce AE 3007H Turbofan Engine

By Joakim Kasper Oestergaard Balle /// Contact Forecast International

External Resources:

The Rolls-Royce Website: Rolls-Royce AE 3007

YouTube: Rolls-Royce AE 3007 on YouTube

Fact Sheet: Rolls-Royce AE 3007


Engine Specifications: Rolls-Royce AE 3007 Turbofan

Manufacturer: Rolls-Royce plc
Thrust: AE 3007H: 9,500 lbs; AE 3007A1E: 8,895 lbs; AE 3007A1P: 8,338 lbs
Overall Pressure Ratio at Maximum Power: 23
Bypass Ratio: 5
Thrust-to-Weight Ratio: AE 3007H: 5.78; AE 3007A1E: 5.37
Compressor: Two-spool, axial flow
LP-HP Compressor Stages: 1-14
HP-LP Turbine Stages: 2-3
Length: 115.1 in (2.92 m)
Diameter: 38.5 in (97.79 cm)
Dry Weight:
AE 3007H: 1,644 lbs (746 kg)
AE 3007A1E: 1,657 lbs (752 kg)
AE 3007H: RQ-4 Global Hawk, MQ-4C Triton, Euro Hawk and NATO AGS
AE 3007A1/A1P/A1E: Embraer ERJ 145 Family (ERJ 135 / ERJ 140 / ERJ 145)
AE 3007A1P: Embraer 145 Special Mission
AE 3007A1/A1E: Embraer Legacy 600/650
AE 3007C/C1/C2: Cessna Citation X
Price/Unit Cost: AE 3007H: $3.76 million
First Run: Unknown
First Flight: Unknown

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