As Rolls-Royce focuses on development of the Trent XWB for the Airbus A350 and the next version of Trent 1000 TEN for the Boeing 787, the company has unveiled its strategic roadmap for a new generation of turbofans for 2020 and beyond. The ambitious plan centers on an evolution of its successful three-shaft architecture, but depends heavily on a broad swath of scalable technology which will position Rolls for new applications in the widebody market as well as—potentially—future ...


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