Rolls-Royce cranks world's largest jet engine up to maximum power

Nov. 20, 2023
Billed as the largest and most powerful jet engine in the world, the UltraFan has a 140-in (356-cm) fan and can produce 64 MW of power, David Szondy writes for New Atlas.

LONDON - Rolls-Royce has taken a major green step, announcing that not only has its giant UltraFan demo jet engine been run at full power on 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), but tests have proven all its current civilian engines are compatible with 100% SAF, David Szondy writes for New AtlasContinue reading original article.

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20 Nov. 2023 -The UltraFan team, Rolls-Royce says, has been gradually increasing the power as part of the rigorous testing regime and the demonstrator has performed in line with our expectations. The results of the test will provide the company with valuable learning and data, which Rolls-Royce teams will now take away and continue to analyze.

"Hitting full power with our UltraFan demonstrator sends a strong message that Rolls-Royce is at the cutting-edge of innovation and technology, leading the way in the transition to more efficient and sustainable aviation," Tufan Erginbilgic, CEO, Rolls-Royce plc said. "This fantastic milestone puts us in a strong position to support the plans of our customers as they develop the next generation of super-efficient aircraft."

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