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Rolls-Royce and Airbus to collaborate on Ultrafan

Today, at ILA, Rolls-Royce and Airbus announced a collaboration agreement for the integration of Rolls-Royce’s UltraFan demonstrator for flight testing. The integration solutions demonstration will be co-funded by Clean Sky 2, the European Union research programme...

Rolls-Royce Advance3 progress

Rolls-Royce is developing engine technologies in phases for its next generation of big engines.  The start of the process is Advance, where the new core is developed.  The Advance3 demonstrator engine is part of this process. The color sections show where the Advance3...

Premium – Powering the enhanced A321 and a putative 797

This week we have seen two good sources discussing how Airbus is likely to respond to a potential new Boeing.  The Reuters story is here and the CNN story is here.   Both these stories lay out clearly how the two OEMs are working through this process to outwit each...

An example of the disruption Additive Manufacturing drives

GE has been at the forefront of additive manufacturing for a while.  Though not alone in seeing the benfits from this technology, GE is touting an interesting example of what this means.  They explain that their new ATP has 855 parts eliminated because of additive...