The £14.7 Million Innovate UK and Rolls Royce funded SILOET II project is a led by Rolls Royce and brings together experts from the Universities of Oxford, Nottingham and Sheffield.

The project is aimed at improving fuel burn, emissions, operating cost and development costs associated with future large civil aeroengines.

Research work packages include programmes on cooled cooling air, advanced turbine tip clearance control, turbine blade release containment, oil systems, bearing load management, elevating fuel operating temperature, adaptive internal air systems, and advanced seals.

All of the work packages aim to innovate and advance complex system technologies that are critical to the principal attributes of next generation large civil engine core architectures.