Engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce has officially opened a £100m ($168 million) advanced turbofan disc manufacturing plant, designed to produce fan discs and turbine discs for the latest generation of the company’s engines. When fully operational in 2016, the 18,000 sq. ft facility in Washington, northeast England, will be able to manufacture 2,500 fan and turbine discs each year. These components will be used in the Trent family of turbofans that power several current twin-aisle ...

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