Safran Inaugurates Open Rotor Engine Test Facility

LYON, France—Safran this week inaugurated a ground testbed for a full-scale counter-rotating open-rotor (CROR) engine in Istres in southeast France, marking key progress in the EU-funded demonstration program. Safran now has an 864,000-sq.-ft. test stand, the only one of its kind in Europe, the...
Thierry Dubois

Thierry Dubois has specialized in aerospace journalism since 1997. An engineer in fluid dynamics from Toulouse-based Enseeiht, he covers the French commercial aviation, defense and space industries. His expertise extends to all things technology in Europe. Thierry is also the editor-in-chief of Aviation Week’s ShowNews. 

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