Aviation Week & Space Technology August 25, 2014
Vol. 176 Issue 29
The first of two next-generation large commercial turbofans under development by Rolls-Royce, the Advance features several new propulsion technologies including a lightweight composite-titanium fan. Rolls-Royce graphic. A more-advanced Rolls engine, the UltraFan geared turbofan, is among several propulsion developments featured in this week’s issue. A special report on recent advances in propulsion—from propeller designs to hypersonics—begins on page 36. Elsewhere in this issue is a report on a new space company (page 33).