Royal Aeronautical Society Weybridge Lecture – The UltraFan Demonstrator
UltraFan®- Bringing the next generation of gas turbine engine technology to life
The consistent drive for improved fuel burn in the civil aerospace Powerplant domain has driven gas turbine engine technology development for at least the last 40 years and will continue to do so far into the future.
After 5 evolutions of the hugely successful Trent engine type, Rolls-Royce has identified the need for a step change in engine architecture to meet the demands of the next decade on civil large engines, giving rise to the UltraFan® family concept.
This lecture will explore the need for change in large civil gas turbine design and explain the scope of change that Rolls-Royce is pursuing. The planned technology proving programme will be outlined, highlighting not only the key technologies and route to de-risking of them, but also the basics of the programme construct and team behaviours that apply to this hugely complex product development activity.
Venue: Brooklands Museum (Campbell Gate Entrance), Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 0QN
Date: 28th November 2018
18:00 – Gates Open
18:45 – Lecture start
20:30 – Lecture end
No registration is required but you are asked to sign in on arrival. £2.50 donation kindly requested from all except students.
About The Speaker
Andy Geer, Chief Engineer and Head of Programme for UltraFan at Rolls-Royce
Andy Geer has worked for Rolls-Royce since 1987, moving from early roles in control systems design, through engine development and flight test support activities to engineering leadership roles across a number of aspects of civil aerospace activity. He held Chief Engineer accountabilities for mature fleet engines types before moving to lead the development and certification of the Trent 1000 engine for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner in the early 2000’s.
He is currently the Chief Engineer and Head of Programme for UltraFan at Rolls-Royce, based in Derby, UK. In this role he is responsible for integration and execution of the complex programme of work running between 2018 and 2023 to bring technology demonstrator UltraFan® engine from paper concept to flight-demonstrated reality.
Mr Alan Simmons
Tel: 01249 321785