Advance3 Demonstrator Engine

Rolls-Royce is nearing completion on work to prepare its Advance3 demonstrator engine. The company said the core and fan case were joined on June 16 at its Bristol factory. The core is attached to a Trent XWB fan system and a Trent 1000 low pressure turbine. The engine was to have been transported to Rolls-Royce Derby in July to begin testing.

The core technology in the Advance3 demonstrator engine is “a key part” of the design for the Rolls-Royce Advance engine design that the company says will offer, “at least 20% better fuel burn and CO2 emissions than the first generation of [the] Trent engine”. The core technology will also be used in the Rolls-Royce UltraFan engine which intends to offer a 25% improvement from 2025.

Rolls-Royce joined the core and fan case on the company’s Advance3 demonstrator engine in June.