Leelaw From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (8 years 6 months 12 hours ago) and read 1279 times:
"Common core powers P&W vision for next-generation geared turbofan family for narrowbody aircraft"
Quote: 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...