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A 1-Engined Jet Aircraft? Possible Or Not?

Mon May 21, 2001 2:29 pm

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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RE: A 1-Engined Jet Aircraft? Possible Or Not?

Mon May 21, 2001 3:00 pm

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.
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RE: A 1-Engined Jet Aircraft? Possible Or Not?

Mon May 21, 2001 3:08 pm

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.
 
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RE: A 1-Engined Jet Aircraft? Possible Or Not?

Mon May 21, 2001 3:23 pm

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.
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RE: A 1-Engined Jet Aircraft? Possible Or Not?

Mon May 21, 2001 8:22 pm

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.
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RE: A 1-Engined Jet Aircraft? Possible Or Not?

Mon May 21, 2001 9:22 pm

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.

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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.
 
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RE: A 1-Engined Jet Aircraft? Possible Or Not?

Mon May 21, 2001 9:30 pm

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
 
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RE: A 1-Engined Jet Aircraft? Possible Or Not?

Mon May 21, 2001 9:36 pm

Yeah I'll have one please for 1.1 mil...thanks for a good deal
 
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RE: A 1-Engined Jet Aircraft? Possible Or Not?

Mon May 21, 2001 9:41 pm

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

Peter
 
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RE: A 1-Engined Jet Aircraft? Possible Or Not?

Mon May 21, 2001 10:16 pm

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
 
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RE: A 1-Engined Jet Aircraft? Possible Or Not?

Mon May 21, 2001 10:32 pm

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.
 
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RE: A 1-Engined Jet Aircraft? Possible Or Not?

Mon May 21, 2001 10:47 pm

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