The V2500 incorporates technologies developed by the partner company engines such as the Rolls-Royce RB211's hollow wide-chord fan blades and the Pratt and Whitney PW4000's "floatwall" combustor.
The partners in the Japanese AeroEngines Corporation originally collaborated with Rolls-Royce in the late 1970s to develop the 20,000 lbf (89 kN) thrust RJ500 for commercial aviation's most successful platform, the Boeing 737-300, but the RJ500 programme was cancelled in the early 80's, after two engines had been rig tested.
The engine was intially called the RJ500-35, but when Pratt and Whitney, MTU and FIAT joined the consortium some time afterwards the engine was renamed the V2500.
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