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A330neo first flight

Watch te first A330neo make its maiden flight over south-western France. The aircraft took off at 9:57am local time on 19 October from Toulouse-Blagnac Airport and was powered by state-of-the-art Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 turbofans.

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25 October, 2017



Valor begins ground-constrained testing

The Bell V280 Valor prototype aircraft has successfully begun its restrained ground run test operations. The aircraft will continue ground run testing at the Bell Helicopter Amarillo Assembly Center in Texas where it will undergo a series of functional tests running all aircraft systems and flight.

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11 October, 2017


 

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Rolls-Royce Advance3 demonstrator to commence testing

Rolls-Royce has revealed that its Advance3 demonstrator engine is ready for testing, which will be carried out in Derby in the UK, with its first run expected at any time.

Testing will initially confirm operational parameters, with future tests designed to gather data on the performance of the engine across more than 2,800 parameters.

The demonstrator will test an engine core that the company says will deliver maximum fuel burn efficiency and low emissions. The core forms a key part of the Rolls-Royce Advance and UltraFan engine designs, both of which form part of its future technology program.

Eric Schulz, Rolls-Royce, president – civil aerospace, remarked, “We are about to take another step toward making our future technology strategy a reality. The new core architecture being tested in this demonstrator is a critical part of our strategy and will help us to deliver even better economic and environmental performance for our customers.”

The Advance3 core features a ‘work split’ with a two-stage high-pressure turbine and a single-stage intermediate pressure turbine. Rolls-Royce engineers attached the core to a Trent XWB fan system and a Trent 1000 low-pressure turbine to create the completed demonstrator engine.

November 16, 2017


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