The first results from crucial tests of two key elements of Rolls-Royce’s future large civil engine strategy—a new core and a high-power gear system—are positive and on track, says the powerplant manufacturer. Providing details of results from the first test runs of the Advance3 high-pressure core at the heart of the company’s UltraFan concept, Phil Curnock, chief engineer for Civil Aerospace Future Programs, says “we have done a significant amount of testing ...

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