How to Build

Series 1 - 2. How to Build a Jumbo Jet Engine

About this programme

2/3. Documentary following workers at Rolls-Royce's Derby factory as they construct the company's Trent 1000 jet engine in preparation for its maiden flight attached to a Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The film explores the technology involved in its construction, and charts the ups and downs of working on the assembly line. Narrated by Gerard Fletcher.

Cast and crew


Gerard Fletcher


Paul King
Series Producer
Steve Crabtree