Whoa, Wilcharl, that is a bit far-fetched. What brought it to an end was the drop in fuel prices in the early 90's, making the efficiency improvement less attractive in view of the cost of developing the technology. If the program were truly viable, they would have replaced the broken parts.
The other problem is as Twotterwrench mentioned - the vibration. This would have made it expensive to refit existing aircraft.
I worked on the GE36 propfan which was test flown on the 727 someone mentioned above. I designed the hydraulic motor that controls propellor pitch. It was a fun project, I got to know some GE engineers. We were all sorry to see the project cancelled just when we were about to see some results.
By the way, just as an aside, the president of Airbus called this technology the "whirling bananas".
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