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Rolls-Royce opens world's largest aircraft engine test facility

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The engineering company invested £ 90 million in the new booth. Its construction took about three years.

Rolls-Royce opens world's largest aircraft engine test facility

Despite a difficult year for the global aircraft industry, to put it mildly, the British automobile and aircraft engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce has opened a new test bed for aircraft engines. It is the largest unit of its kind in the world.

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The company has invested over £ 90 million in new equipment. Rolls-Royce said the investment will help maintain world-class engine production and promote clean aviation in the UK for decades to come.

According to Rolls Royce, the information systems inside the test bed can analyze 10,000 different parameters using a sophisticated network of sensors that detect even the smallest vibrations at up to 200,000 samples per second.

The test bed also has a powerful X-ray machine capable of capturing 30 images per second and transmitting them directly to a secure cloud where engineers from all over the world can analyze them.

A Rolls Royce spokeswoman said: “We are the only engine manufacturer in the world to x-ray our engines while they are running.

The largest and smartest closed aerospace test bed in the world was officially opened by the UK Government's Minister for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Kwasi Quarteng.

Recall that for engine maker Rolls-Royce, the Covid crisis meant a sharp drop in production, much lower service revenue and thousands of job cuts.

At the same time, the first quarter of 2021 became a record for the entire 116-year history of the company. Over the past three months, vehicle shipments have grown by 62 percent compared to the same period in 2020.

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