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Rolls-Royce Sets New Aerospace Record With Ultrafan Power Gearbox

Successfully Reached 70,000 Horsepower On A Test Stand In Germany Rolls-Royce says it has set a new record for the world’s most powerful aerospace gearbox, just months after testing began. Speaking at the International Society for Air Breathing Engines (ISABE) conference in Manchester, UK, Paul Stein, Chief Technology Officer at Rolls-Royce, confirmed that the Power Gearbox had successfully reached 70,000 horsepower while on test at Rolls-Royce’s dedicated facility in Dahlewitz, Germany. The Power Gearbox will play a central role in the company’s next-generation UltraFan engine, helping to deliver improved efficiency over a wide range of thrusts.

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