Goodrich has signed a research agreement with Rolls-Royce to develop fuel nozzles for ‘lean burn’ combustion technology systems to be used on next-generation environmentally friendly gas turbine aircraft engines.

The firm will also supply Rolls-Royce with the combustion system fuel nozzles for the new Trent XWB engine programme for the Airbus A350XWB commercial aircraft.

Lean burn technology allows for a more complete combustion cycle, which reduces nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions and increases efficiency by improving local air quality around airports and reducing aviation’s carbon footprint.

The lean burn research and development programme aims to build advanced combustion fuel nozzles, which will meet increasingly stringent requirements for reduced emissions on next-generation aircraft.

Goodrich Engine Components president Daphne Falletti said that the partnership with Rolls-Royce to develop breakthrough technology and provide products for next-generation engine programmes would further strengthen the company’s market position in advanced combustion systems.