Rolls Royce has completed its first test on advanced UltraFan technology which is far cheaper and more fuel efficient than any other technology. Rolls-Royce said, “UltraFan delivers a 10% efficiency improvement over the world’s most efficient high-tech aero-engine in service, the Trent XWB.”

Ultrafan Technology – A Gamechanger

Scientists have termed the Ultrafan technology a game-changer that will help achieve the company’s target of net zero flight by 2050. Chief Executive Tufan Erginbilgic said; “The UltraFan demonstrator is a game-changer. The technologies we are testing as part of this program can improve the engines of today as well as tomorrow.”

The UltraFan is superior to the Trent series, which delivers a 10% efficiency improvement over the Trent XWB, used mainly on the A350s, and is the world’s largest efficient aero engine in commercial use. Tests took place at the Testbed 80 facility in Sinfin and the demonstrator was powered by 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). Moreover, the technology is full-time supported by the UK government and has been a decade in the production process was publicly unveiled in 2014.

History Being Made

“We are witnessing history in the making, a step-change in engine efficiency improvement,” said Tufan. Kemi Badenoch, business and trade, secretory said, “This cutting-edge technology will help the transition towards a greener future for Aviation while attracting further investment into the UK’s aerospace industry, helping grow the economy.” “I am proud that the government has backed this initiative throughout Aerospace Technology institute programme, and we will continue to work with manufacturers like Rolls-Royce as we seek to grow the UK’s share of the global aerospace market,” he added.

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