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Battle Line-Next Gen Engines For Narrowbodies  
User currently offlineAviationbuff From India, joined Mar 2008, 1425 posts, RR: 3
Posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2157 times:

Engine rivals battle to attract next generation of narrowbodies

http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...xt-generation-of-narrowbodies.html

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Pratt & Whitney's rivals have been content to mostly watch from the sidelines during the past year as the geared turbofan concept garnered headlines and its first two customers.

But the General Electric/Snecma joint venture, CFM International, is poised to break a year-long silence on its two-pronged response to the emerging need for a next-generation engine to serve the narrowbody market.

Duelling press conferences hosted by P&W and CFM at the Farnborough air show this month will set the stage for a decade-long debate within the industry about the future of narrowbody propulsion.

The fuel prices and the demand from airlines is finally paying dividends. Rat race begins....

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User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12436 posts, RR: 37
Reply 1, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2148 times:

PW seems to have got a lead in this race. Good to see them coming back into the passenger jet engine field, because with the failure of the PW4000 to get slung underneath any of the newer generation of widebodies, I thought they might have given up on the civil market completely.

Maybe this was their strategy, to pull out of the larger acft market and focus on the smaller acft market, where presumably they see the most potential - and their GTF being the next decade's JT8D ...


User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21515 posts, RR: 60
Reply 2, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2106 times:



Quoting Aviationbuff (Thread starter):
Duelling press conferences hosted by P&W and CFM at the Farnborough air show this month will set the stage for a decade-long debate within the industry about the future of narrowbody propulsion.

I doubt it's going to be a decade long, as if that were the case, PW has likely already won. Will GE, RR, etc. just let PW win like that? Hardly.



Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.
User currently offlineERAUgrad02 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 1227 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1876 times:

Maybe CFM can make gains on the UDF (unducted fan). I used to love seeing the pix of the modified md-80 and 727-200. Maybe they can reduce the vibration.


Desmond MacRae in ILM
User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21515 posts, RR: 60
Reply 4, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1865 times:



Quoting ERAUgrad02 (Reply 3):
Maybe CFM can make gains on the UDF (unducted fan).

Nah. too loud, too dangerous to ground staff, requires fuselage mounted engines.

I just think that applying various composite technologies, higher bypass ratios, higher temperature components, and all the other gains of the GEnx to a smaller engine will make a big difference.



Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.
User currently offlineAviationbuff From India, joined Mar 2008, 1425 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1655 times:

Pratt & Whitney's GTF cleared for flight testing

http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...tf-cleared-for-flight-testing.html

Quote:
Pratt & Whitney’s geared turbofan (GTF) demonstrator engine has been cleared for flight testing after successfully completing its phase II ground tests.



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