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Title Delta Rolls Royce RB211 Engine Fan and Cowl
Collection Aircraft Parts & Furnishings Collection
Object Name Engine, Aircraft
Catalog Number 2014.146.1
Description Delta Rolls Royce RB211 engine fan and cowl with a Rolls Royce decal on the side.
Provenance Installed in the lobby of the Delta Flight Museum by Delta Tech Ops when Museum was renovated in Summer 2015. Visitors could stand in the engine and pose for photos.

Delta's fleet of Lockheed L-1011 Tristars exclusively used the Rolls Royce RB 211 high bypass turbofan engines. The ten foot long engine weighed approximately 13,000 pounds, with a fan that measured seven feet in diameter.

The RB211 Lockheed put the first RB211 engine model, the RB211-22B, into service in 1972. The engine provided the L-1011-1 domestic model 42,000 pounds of thrust. Rolls-Royce developed a second model, the RB211-524, which provided 50,000 pounds of thrust. The second model could be used on international L-1011s and as an additional choice for powering Boeing's 747.
Search Terms Delta Air Lines
Lockheed L-1011 TriStar
Credit line Delta TechOps