Thursday, October 16, 2014

CTi-equipped engine has test flight

Rolls-Royce has completed the first flight test of aircraft featuring its composite carbon/titanium (CTi) fan blade with advance and ultrafan engine design. The CTi fan blades were integrated into a Trent 1000 engine of the Rolls-Royce 747, which recently completed its successful flying test at Tucson, Ariz. The engine design provides a 20 percent fuel consumption savings. In September Rolls-Royce completed crosswind testing on this fan system at the company's outdoor jet engine test facility at Stennis Space Center, Miss. Established in 2007, the SSC test facility is one of three company testing sites worldwide. It conducts noise, crosswind, thrust reverse, cyclic and endurance testing on all current Rolls-Royce large engine types. (Source: Aerospace Technology, 10/16/14) Previous