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Common Core Powers P&W's Vision  
User currently offlineLeelaw From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 8 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1298 times:

"Common core powers P&W vision for next-generation geared turbofan family for narrowbody aircraft"

Pratt & Whitney is studying a new engine development strategy that would base its next-generation single-aisle geared turbofan (GTF) and a future mid-thrust combat engine around a new common core.

The plan means the GTF, if launched as planned, will benefit from advanced military engine design technology honed through the recently concluded US government-industry Integrated High Performance Turbine Engine Technology (IHPTET) programme, and implemented in engines such as the F119 and later F100s. The initial proof-of-concept demonstrator, due to run for the first time at the end of 2007 initially as a ground-based engine, is based on the PW6000 core and until recently was widely expected to be used by P&W as the basis for the production GTF...


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User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 32938 posts, RR: 85
Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1296 times:
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Sounds good. Any "inside insights" to offer, Lightsaber?

User currently offlineKGAI From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 120 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1182 times:


Quoting Stitch (Reply 1):
Any "inside insights" to offer, Lightsaber?

Exactly what I was thinking as I read the article.

On a related note, I didn't realize that the IHPTET program has ended. Are there any follow on programs?

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