Tests of the high pressure-ratio core for a future variable-cycle fighter engine are to begin this week at General Electric’s Evendale, Ohio, facility under the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL) Adaptive Versatile Engine Technology (Advent) program. Rolls-Royce, meanwhile, delivered its Advent core to the test rig at Indianapolis last week in preparation for testing over the next several months. GE and Rolls will run full engine demonstrators next year under the Advent ...


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