Rolls-Royce’s ‘Hefty Bee’ Helps New Advancements Take Flight

In the world of civil aviation, engine manufacturers test their engines by attaching them to specially remodelled research aircraft called ‘flying testbeds’ or FTBs (hence the nickname ‘Hefty Bee’). And the Hefty Bee has been busier than Rolls-Royce ever expected. Though it was originally...

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