Engineers at Rolls-Royce in Derby, UK, have successfully tested key components of the UltraFan® engine design. For the first time, all composite elements of the Advanced Low Pressure system (ALPS) – including fan blades, a fan case and annulus fillers – were tested together. These engine parts are manufactured using state-of-the-art, fully automated construction methods at Rolls-Royce’s Composites Technology Facility, a Composites Centre of Excellence. By delivering a ...

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