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UltraFan – Rolls-Royce Presses On… In All Directions?

UltraFan – Rolls-Royce Presses On… In All Directions?

Rolls-Royce starts building its UltraFan prototype, believing that there is a need for a new engine family. But are they going large or small? Like the rest of the aviation world, engine manufacturers face hard times in the pandemic. However, Rolls-Royce arguably...
Widerøe – Rolls-Royce All-Electric Planes By 2026?

Widerøe – Rolls-Royce All-Electric Planes By 2026?

Rolls-Royce, Tecnam and Widerøe in Norway are teaming up to create an all-electric regional aircraft fleet, building on the P-Volt project! Tecnam is an Italian aircraft manufacturer. Most of their production involves smaller GA aircraft, usually with Rotax engines....
Concorde – Was It A Success, Or A Failure?

Concorde – Was It A Success, Or A Failure?

Was the iconic Concorde a successful design, or a failed one? And why, despite the public’s adoration, did it retire with no successors? We have referred to Concorde before, in passing. We did it to explain the development of the 747, and why Boeing designed it for...
Rolls-Royce – Shutdown For Two Weeks To Save Costs

Rolls-Royce – Shutdown For Two Weeks To Save Costs

Worrying news comes from Rolls-Royce, with the engine manufacturer considering a two-week shutdown, to reduce costs. The proposal is for next summer. We have looked into the company before, and how the pandemic has affected its finances. The British jet engine...
Rolls-Royce – UltraFan Project Still Goes On

Rolls-Royce – UltraFan Project Still Goes On

Rolls-Royce decided to continue development of its UltraFan engine project, even though it doesn’t have any customer demand for it. For some time now, the British engine manufacturer has specialized itself as an engine maker for long-haul airliners. Rolls-Royce would...