Rolls-Royce announces: “The world’s largest aircraft engine technology is nearing its end”
Rolls-Royce, one of the biggest aviation companies, has come to an end in the construction phase of UltraFan, the world’s largest aircraft engine technology.
Rolls-Royce (Not the luxury car side), is involved in very large studies on aviation. For the future of aviation Partnering with Hyundai and an all-electric aircraft The developer company made another important announcement this time. This UltraFan Specifically, the company made the following statement regarding the announcement: “UltraFan will be operated with 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for the first time this year. Rolls-Royce continues the construction of the prototype engine with a fan diameter of 140 inches (355.6 cm) at its facilities in Derby, UK. This engine provides a 25 percent increase in fuel efficiency compared to the first generation Trent engine.
UltraFan also supports different sustainability solutions. It is aimed to transfer technology from the UltraFan development program to existing Trent engines in order to achieve higher fuel efficiency and reduce emissions in the short term. In the longer term, UltraFan’s scalable technology with 25,000-100,000 lb of thrust has the potential to power new narrow and wide body aircraft expected to enter service in the 2030s.
UltraFan brings with it a platform for the use of a wide variety of energy options and power systems, including current jet fuel and sustainable aviation fuels, as well as the potential for future hybrid-electric and hydrogen.
Kwasi Kwarteng, UK Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategies, said: “The Rolls-Royce has long been a symbol of British perfectionism in engineering. The development of the cutting-edge UltraFan engine will play a key role in bringing cleaner and more fuel-efficient flights to life globally. The key role of Rolls-Royce in this area shows that it maintains its current reputation without slowing down.
UltraFan, supported by the UK government through the Aerospace Technologies Institute Programme, also represents a crucial growth and employment opportunity for the UK. I look forward to seeing airplanes powered by the technologies developed in this ultra-efficient engine program around the world in the coming years.”
Chris Cholerton, President of Rolls-Royce Civil Aviation, expressed his views as follows: “Our UltraFan motor technology emerges at a time when the world is seeking transformative technologies for sustainability. We have reached the final stage of production in production. This year, we will perform the first start-up test with 100 percent sustainable aviation fuel.
The technology suite we’ve tested on the engine will also bring opportunities to make improvements to our existing fleet and provide new capabilities for future propulsion systems. This program is an important investment in the future. We are delighted that the UK Aerospace Technology Institute and Innovate UK, Germany’s LuFo and EU’s Clean Sky programs are supporting the UltraFan® program on this path.”
According to Rolls-Royce, the engine’s key engineering features include:
- -New Advance3 core engine combined with Rolls-Royce’s ALECSys combustion system to provide maximum fuel efficiency and low emissions
- -Carbon titanium fan blades and composite body
- – Advanced ceramic matrix composite (CMC) components that operate more effectively at high pressures and temperatures
- – Gearbox design that provides efficient power for the high-thrust, high-bypass ratio engines of the future and sets a record in aviation by operating at 64MW Data from more than 10,000 parameters is taken as the UltraFan is tested at Rolls-Royce’s new £90m Testbed 80 facility; Even the smallest vibrations are detected at a speed of up to 200,000 samples per second.