Rolls-Royce has launched a University Technology Centre (UTC) at
The new UTC was opened in
According to Rolls-Royce, a key driver for the new UTC is aviation’s need to meet ever more stringent environmental targets in the area of noise, emissions and fuel burn.
Future aero engines are likely to incorporate lower-speed, larger diameter fans to deliver thrust levels at higher bypass ratios and hence better fuel efficiencies. Lightweight structures and materials will be key in the future to ensure weight is minimised in such larger fan assemblies and enable the development of novel architectures. Both are fundamental factors in delivering environmentally-friendly engines.
The UTC will collaborate closely with Rolls-Royce specialists at Rolls-Royce Deutschland in Dahlewitz, near