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  • These beautiful Rolls Royce RB211-524G2-T-19 fan blades last flew on former British Airways Boeing 747, G-CIVH. She left Heathrow for the last time on 31st October 2020 to Castellon, Spain for part out and scrapping.

    Close to the end of their lives too, the engines were scrapped. Precious metals are normally recovered from the engine core and turbine stages but these first stage, titanium alloy blades were acquired by Aerotiques during the tear down process. Polished and mounted on stainless bases, the blades have been mounted on COR-TEN weathering steel plinths, they are suitable for internal or external display. COR-TEN is designed to ‘weather’, i.e. rust, then stabilise with a unique patina, which protects the material from further corrosion.

    Only two have been produced, measuring 370mm (14.5”) square and 1800 (63”) and 1600mm (71”) tall overall. A section of fuselage skin from G-CIVH has been laser-etched with the aircraft and final flight details and attached to the stainless plate.

    Rolls Royce RB211 Boeing 747 compressor blade

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