Rising cathedral-like into the skies of Rolls-Royce's lofty Test Bed 80 will be the company’s most capable indoor evaluation facility and, sized for engines of up to 140,000 lb. thrust, a concrete testament to its belief in the promise of the next-generation UltraFan family. Unlike the hundreds of years it took to complete the medieval cathedrals of Europe, Rolls’ latest engineering monument will be commissioned by mid-2020, just over two years after construction began and ...

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