Gearbox Sets Record Prior To UltraFan Installation

Rolls-Royce UltraFan engine assembly
The large scale of the UltraFan is apparent as titanium outlet guide vanes are fitted into a test version of the composite fan case.
Credit: Rolls-Royce
As components for the first Rolls-Royce UltraFan demonstrator continue to come together at the company’s Derby, England, headquarters, the gearbox assembly at the heart of the new high-bypass engine has set a record-breaking level of power transmission during preinstallation checkout tests. Turbine...
Guy Norris

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