Following its recent decision to pursue large geared-turbofan designs for next-generation engines in the 2020s and beyond, Rolls-Royce has announced plans to expand its aerospace research and technology capabilities in Dahlewitz, Germany, with construction of a new testbed for power gearboxes. The €65 million ($90.4 million) facility is expected to ultimately support development of the UltraFan, a very-high-bypass geared engine concept unveiled last week by Rolls as part of a strategic ...

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