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P&W Sees GTF Viable For Nextgen Widebodies  
User currently offlineAviationbuff From India, joined Mar 2008, 1432 posts, RR: 3
Posted (7 years 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 2273 times:

P&W sees GTF architecture as viable for nextgen widebodies


Pratt & Whitney (P&W) has not found any thrust limitations to its geared turbofan engine architecture, and believes its design is capable of powering the next generation of widebody aircraft, including Boeing's replacement for the 777 if such an aircraft is pursued.

Interesting to see PW taking the opportunity of the recent announcement regarding the replacement for the 777.

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PW is targeting for aircraft that will enter service in the 2015-2020 time period and they have set a target to have fuel reduction in 8%-10% range.

P&W is not targeting the A350 and the reason for that, they want to really optimize the gear for a brand new paper airplane. However, they does not rule out installing a geared engine on existing aircraft if the aircraft is expected to be in production for another five to ten years.

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User currently offlineTP313 From Portugal, joined Nov 2001, 288 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 2182 times:

First P&W will have to demonstrate that the additional complexity of geared turbofans
doesn't tranlate into insuficient reliability for ETOPS.

Either that, or we are about to witness the comming back of tri-jets and quads...

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