Rolls-Royce Tests New Trent 1000 With Composite Fan, Case Materials

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DERBY, UK—Rolls-Royce has begun ground tests of a modified Trent 1000 with both the fan blades and fan case made from composite material, marking a key step towards development of the company’s next generation geared UltraFan engine family. The fully integrated tests mark the finale of the Advanced...
Guy Norris

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

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