Rolls-Royce Selects Ex-Qantas 747-400 For New Flying Testbed

Credit: AeroTEC/Rolls-Royce
LOS ANGELES—As part of preparations for developing its UltraFan and other next-generation commercial and business jet engines, Rolls-Royce has selected a Boeing 747-400 formerly operated by Australian carrier Qantas Airways for conversion to a flying testbed. The aircraft, which made its final...
Guy Norris

Guy is a Senior Editor for Aviation Week, covering technology and propulsion. He is based in Colorado Springs.

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