re: aircraft engine names

From:         cd@birch119.cray.com (Chris Dickson)
Organization: Cray Research a subsidiary of Silicon Graphics, Inc.
Date:         14 Jul 96 22:43:26 
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In article <airliners.1996.1158@ohare.Chicago.COM>, julian@gatwick.geco-prakla.slb.com writes:

>
> Rolls Royce name(d) their jet engines after rivers ie, Conway (VC10,707),
> Spey (1-11, Phantom) etc. Personnally I think Trent is quite a classy name
> for their most powerful engine. Don't ask me where the river actually is :)
>
>
The Trent is actually the closest river to the RR manufacturing complex in
Derby. One of my former Colleagues at an RR subsiduary experimented with
canoeing to work (from Nottingham) along the river every morning.