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The real story of how the Merlin came to power the Mustang

The Mustang and the Merlin. So right did the combination prove that they are now synonymous. But it was by no means always certain it would produce the long-range escort fighter which proved so influential in the European theatre. What was the reality behind the legend?

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EXCLUSIVE: The 'engine' behind Rolls-Royce's production line

We speak to Rolls-Royce’s Gunnar Droescher about the work that goes on behind the scenes at one of the world's biggest aero engine manufacturers

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The remarkable place where Rolls-Royce developed the mighty Merlin

In the first of a two-part feature, heritage photographer and curator Nigel Gibson describes the early days of Hucknall’s Flight Test Establishment, its vital relationship with Rolls-Royce and the role of his grandfather, Ted Gibson

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An exciting look at future sustainable propulsion plans

When it comes to powering commercial aircraft, a revolution is starting to take place. It might be in its early stages but its about to take off in a big way, as Selwyn Parker explains

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Spirit of Innovation: How Rolls-Royce built the fastest all-electric aircraft

Spirit of Innovation is now the fastest all-electric aircraft ever built. Mark Broadbent spoke with Phill O’Dell, director of flight operations at Rolls-Royce, to find out more about the aircraft and flying it

Rolls-Royce to sell ITP Aero

Rolls-Royce has signed a definitive agreement to sell 100% of its Spanish aero engine operation ITP Aero to Bain Capital Private Equity

Rolls-Royce to power USAF B-52 bombers

Rolls-Royce North America has been selected to provide the powerplant for the US Air Force’s B-52 Stratofortress under the Commercial Engine Replacement Program, meaning that US-made F130 engines will power the aircraft for the next 30 years

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Rolls-Royce wins $2.6bn B-52H re-engining contract

Rolls-Royce has emerged as the winner of the competition to re-engine the USAF's 76-strong fleet of Boeing B-52H Stratofortress long-range strategic heavy bombers, beating off competition from GE Aviation and Pratt & Whitney

Lockheed Martin highlight UK benefits of F-35 programme

Lockheed Martin has detailed the current and future economic benefits to the UK of the F-35 stealth fighter programme stating gains to date of around £9bn, a figure which would continue to rise through to the late-2030s

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The world’s largest indoor aerospace testing facility

Rolls-Royce has officially opened Testbed 80. Mark Broadbent looks at what it offers and why in this case bigger really is better