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May 26, 2024
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Rolls-Royce has met the target of running the UltraFan technology demonstrator at full power before the end of this year. The engine maker said in a pre-Dubai Airshow release that the test has been completed successfully at the Testbed 80 in Derby, but didn’t specify when this was done.

UltraFan started ground tests on April 24, which was only publicly announced in May. During a pre-Paris Airshow media briefing in Dahlewitz near Berlin in June, Simon Burr, Director of Engineering & Technology, explained that Rolls-Royce was taking a step-by-step approach to testing.


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