Rolls-Royce AE 3007

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 will provide persistent maritime ISR.

The vast majority of AE 3007 engines were sold with twin-engine Embraer 145 Series regional jets. is most famous AE 3007A1P engines power the Embraer 145 Special Mission aircraft used for ISR missions.

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

Engine Type:

Two-Spool High Bypass Turbofan Engine


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


In Production


Rolls-Royce plc

Price/Unit Cost:

Approx. $2.5 million

Rolls-Royce AE 3007H Turbofan Engine

Last Update: June 10, 2014.

By Joakim Kasper Oestergaard /// (

External Resources:

The Rolls-Royce Website: Rolls-Royce AE 3007

YouTube: Rolls-Royce AE 3007 on YouTube

Fact Sheet: Rolls-Royce AE 3007 Fact Sheet


Engine Specifications: Rolls-Royce AE 3007 Turbofan

Manufacturer: Rolls-Royce plc
Thrust: AE 3007H: 9,500 lbs; AE 3007A1E: 8,895 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 and MQ-4C Triton
AE 3007A1P: Embraer 145 Special Mission
Price/Unit Cost: Approx. $2.5 million
First Run: Unknown
First Flight: Unknown

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