Further details are emerging of Rolls-Royce’s plan to flight test the company’s UltraFan future commercial engine technology demonstrator with Airbus as part of a wider strategy that targets entry-into-service from the mid-2020s. Although the combined flight-test effort, which will be co-funded under the European Union’s Clean Sky 2 aerospace research program, does not indicate a commitment from Airbus to adopt the engine concept for its future products, the agreement is ...

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