Rolls-Royce Completes Testbed 80

Rolls-Royce Testbed 80
Although the structure of Testbed 80 is complete, much systems work remains before commissioning in early 2021.
Credit: Rolls-Royce
Rolls-Royce has completed the construction phase on Testbed 80 in Derby, England, the company’s largest and most capable indoor engine test facility and a key part of the UltraFan development. The engine pylon has been docked in the test cell, and initial communications have been achieved with the...
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