Rolls-Royce has completed the development of the Advance3 demonstrator of its next-generation civil aerospace engine.

The demonstrator is expected to undergo trial at Rolls-Royce’s facility in Derby, UK over the next few days to confirm its operational parameters.

It will also be tested in future to collect data on the performance of the engine across more than 2,800 parameters.

Rolls-Royce plans to use the new Advance3 demonstrator to test a new engine core, which will provide maximum fuel burn efficiency and low emissions as well as forms a major part of the Rolls-Royce Advance and UltraFan engine designs.

“The new core architecture being tested in this demonstrator is a critical part of our strategy.”

Rolls-Royce Civil Aerospace president Eric Schulz said: “We are about to take another step towards making our future technology strategy a reality.

“The new core architecture being tested in this demonstrator is a critical part of our strategy and will help us to deliver even better economic and environmental performance for our customers.”

Rolls-Royce has received funding and support from Clean Sky 2, Aerospace Technology Institute and Innovate UK for its Advance3 engine programme.

The Advance3 core comprises an innovative ‘work split’ with a two-stage high-pressure turbine and a single-stage intermediate pressure turbine.

It has been attached to a Trent XWB fan system and a Trent 1000 low-pressure turbine to create the new demonstrator engine.

Rolls-Royce’s UltraFan engine includes a high-power gearbox, which earlier this year achieved 70,000hp capacity during a test in Dahlewitz, Germany.

In a separate development, the company has introduced a new range of apps that will specifically cater to airline pilots by offering improved insight into their aircraft engines.