Rolls-Royce is to construct a new €65 million testing facility for future aero engine components at Dahlewitz in Germany.
The manufacturer says the facility will be used to test power gearboxes.
Rolls-Royce's investment follows its disclosure that it is working on a geared-engine design, branded UltraFan. This powerplant will use components tested at the new Dahlewitz centre.
UltraFan will have a variable-pitch fan system and the manufacturer believes it could be in service in 2025, offering a 25% cut in fuel burn against the first generation of Rolls-Royce's Trent engines.
Germany's government will fund about 20% of the cost of the Dahlewitz facility. Rolls-Royce is already scheduled to inaugurate a new testbed for the Trent XWB engine at the same location later this year.