10 July 2013
Rolls-Royce said it completed testing on an advanced technology compressor for the Highly Energy Efficient Turbine Engine (HEETE) program run by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). The company claimed the compressor reached the highest pressure ratio ever demonstrated at the AFRL’s compressor research facility. If the HEETE program succeeds, it is expected to result in pressure ratios in excess of 70:1 while cutting specific fuel consumption by 25%. (Image Credit: Rolls-Royce)
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