Rolls Royce opens World's Largest And Smartest Engine TestBED
Rolls Royce opens the doors to the World's Largest and Smartest Engine TestBED. With a long standing tradition of testing aircraft components in the toughest and most challenging conditions under real world flying conditions, Rolls Royce has continually set industry standards for testing, verification and validation of airplane performance and ability to withstand adverse weather conditions, extreme altitude and G-powers. For more than 35 years, Rolls Royce has consistently proven its leadership position in the aviation industry by meeting or exceeding the toughest challenges. Rolls Royce's reputation as a pioneering aircraft system manufacturer has been built on the success of the company in developing cutting edge aircraft designs and innovative composite materials that are world class. Rolls Royce also develops and manufactures engines for general aviation applications and is recognized for its contributions to the aerospace industry.
Now is the time for the world's largest manufacturer of airframes and power plants to come up with innovative solutions to bring the maximum performance out of their airframes. This is the essence of the uniqueness of Rolls Royce. Rolls Royce has established a strong commitment to customer satisfaction and continues to lead the industry in innovative thinking and application of design principles to increase safety, efficiency and operational effectiveness. When the company releases its new aircraft designs, they will do it with an eye on customer requirements and provide solutions that meet the highest standards of safety, performance, durability and suitability.
The objective of the current aircraft test program at Rolls Royce is to demonstrate the ability of an airplane to meet its design objectives and survive in severe weather conditions for a period of time. The primary objective is to evaluate the aircraft's structural integrity, ability to withstand heat loads and structural fatigue, as well as its ability to cope with changes in environment. The airplane's support structure and wing structure are subject to rigorous testing. The airplane's anti-corrosion, corrosive and antibacterial coatings are also subject to stringent testing.
Rolls Royce is one of the few companies in the world that have adopted a philosophy of full cycle-to-design, meaning that the production of the airplane is the starting point and then the development of the airplane is the ending point. They have continually researched and developed new materials and technologies, while continuing to improve the airplane's overall performance. With the use of this philosophy the result is the fastest possible production process, the highest quality product and the most reliable airplane in the market. The company constantly evaluates its manufacturing processes and looks for ways to reduce waste and increase productivity. Many of the processes involved with making Rolls Royce Open Air airplanes can take up to three months to complete.
With the knowledge that they can rely on Rolls Royce opens its hand to new designs and technology. One such advancement is the inclusion of GPS technology into the designs of the new generation of Rolls Royce Open Air airplanes. This new technology allows the flight crew to plot the route and avoid obstacles on the way. It also provides the pilot with alternate airports that might be better suited to the needs of the flight. Since its introduction the number of types of planes has increased by leaps and bounds and now has a variety of different classes.
The company's emphasis on safety is also well recognized. All of the Open Air planes that are designed and manufactured are approved for safe operation by the FAA. The company constantly updates the technology and the aircraft design to try to find ways to improve on the safety of the product. The most recent enhancement came about with the installation of a microchip in the engines of the planes. The chip is programmed into the computer so that when the plane is running the chip produces electronic signals that will tell the computers in the air that there is a potential hazard present.