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A 1-Engined Jet Aircraft? Possible Or Not?  
User currently offlineLAX From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 2290 posts, RR: 3
Posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2006 times:

What do you think?

We've got single-engined prop craft? Why not a 1-engined regional-type jet? It could have a DC-10-type tail-mounted engine.

Has this EVER been proposed by any manufacturer?

Would be a bit risky should the 1 engine fail in flight. But......Oh well......the plane would ONLY be carrying a few people anyway.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1950 times:

I won't hold my breath seeing a one-turbofan engined airliner in my lifetime. If that engine should fail on rotation...well, it wouldn't be a pretty picture. Just a thought here. Regards.


"Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." --Ben Franklin
User currently offlineRyu2 From Taiwan, joined Aug 2002, 493 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1945 times:

I don't think you will ever see a one engined jet for commercial pax service, simply because the public would be fearful of flying on it.

But there are some one seat one engine jet kit planes you can build, like the Bede BD series.


User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 3, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1931 times:

FAA regs do not allow a single engined airliner. If it were allowed, there'd be a lot of them, especially in the RJ class, because one engine is cheaper to maintain than are two.


I wish I were flying
User currently offlineSccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5521 posts, RR: 28
Reply 4, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1898 times:

Well, not in mainstream pax service; there are, of course, aircraft like the Cessna 208 Caravan in operation in passenger service, and it has single turboprop engine. But essentially for bush / third-world type duty (eg, BZE-SPD).

But you'll never see a single-engined aircraft flying routine domestic trips.



...three miles from BRONS, clear for the ILS one five approach...
User currently offlineCatpac From Australia, joined Mar 2001, 236 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1888 times:

FAA and other global civial aviation regulatiuons would not allow that, because you have to keep in mind that aviation is based on the worst case scenario, ie, what if an engine fails on take-off, the plane must be able to climb out with its critical engine inoperative to be given a certificate of airworthiness.

Sccutler
Its true that there are single engine cessna flying passengers around, but they are not scheduled regular public transport (RPT) operations, these kind of planes like a C206,...are given permission to fly pax only on charter flights, but you will never see an airline operating them on a regular basis, however if an aircraft has a trubo-prop engine, like a C208 then it can be given RPT certificate of airworthiness, however I thinkn that this applies only up to 19 passengers (Cannot confirm this), if an aircraft is to exceed this number of seats than it must have two or more engines.

BUt still though, for private operations, an aircraft with a single turbo-fan engine would be approved, given that it meets normal certification requirements, so maybe we will se a single engine jet, however only available for private flying.


User currently offlinePmk From United States of America, joined May 1999, 664 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1882 times:

I'm sorry, aparently I've lifted a rock and found a bunch of blind ants! For charter OPS single engine aircraft are permitted, and at some point will be used. As far as a single engine jet for personal/charter use, anybody ever heard of a visionaire vantage? How many you want? They run about $1.1 million, start delivering in the next year or two.

Peter


User currently offlineCatpac From Australia, joined Mar 2001, 236 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1882 times:

Yeah I'll have one please for 1.1 mil...thanks for a good deal

User currently offlinePmk From United States of America, joined May 1999, 664 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1882 times:

Sorry, got it and the REAL price for the the Safire confused.

Peter


User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8018 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1876 times:

If you're talking about one-jet engine passenger airliner, forget it due to FAA regulations.

But if you're talking about a small executive jet based around one jet engine, there are several proposals for such a plane.  Smile


User currently offlineFlyboy767 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1873 times:

I've seen pictures of a one-engine business jet...I don't know what it is though...all I know is that the engine was on the tail like the #3 engine on a Tristar or B727...It looked kind of neat actually.

User currently offlinePmk From United States of America, joined May 1999, 664 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 1871 times:

IT'S A VISIONAIRE VANTAGE!!!! Here's the website

http://www.visionaire.com It's REAL, it's for sale! It is flying, it's not a proposal, it's an aircraft, it's a wondrous example of Bernouli's principle in motion, Frank Whittle was right, the turbine jet engine works, it's made of carbon fiber, you know like a golf club or bug deflector (like on the front of a car)? It currently runs around to conventions seeking orders, pony up the dough $2.2 Million US and it'll show up on your door step right after they build yours. How much clearer can I make it?

Peter


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