Rolls-Royce is enabling visitors to its stand to get under the skin of its engines using augmented reality software running on Apple iPads. The UK manufacturer will have five of the tablet devices available for attendees to get up close and personal with a Trent engine, says R-R Internet manager Rob Ireland. The technology enables the user to view the turbomachinery of the engine inside the casing and view its moving parts from any angle. Among the highlights of the R-R exhibit are a real Trent 1000 test engine from the Boeing 787 programme, a model of the Trent XWB - under development to power the Airbus A350 twinjet - and a next-generation composite fan blade.

Source: Flight Daily News