Rolls-Royce has passed major milestones toward development of its next-generation large commercial turbofan product line by freezing the configuration of its UltraFan geared engine concept and running the new core for the future family at full power in its Advance3 demonstrator. The Advance3 core is a pivotal element of the company’s plan to succeed the Trent family with a new gear-driven engine architecture from the 2020s. However, the new core, which began tests in November 2017 in ...

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