Rolls plans to have a geared turbofan
flying by 2025 in what is being called its UltraFan, which will house numerous advanced components and technologies, and yield the 25% fuel efficiency improvement over its existing baseline engine model, the Trent 700.
What differentiates a geared turbofan
from a regular turbofan is that the large fan at the front of the engine operates at a lower speed than the turbine that drives it.
After reading my GTF article, Fred Borns of Phoenix-based Honeywell, emailed to remind me that his company had been developing and producing geared turbofan
engines for several decades.
are widely seen as the next generation of aero engine, because they offer greater fuel efficiency and reduced noise.
The results of test flights of an A340 aircraft last year have confirmed that the geared turbofan
engine architecture will deliver increased efficiency and significantly lower fuel consumption, emissions and noise.
Swedish industrial group Volvo Group (OMX Stockholm: VOLV A) (OMX Stockholm: VOLV B) said on Monday (14 July) that its subsidiary Volvo Aero has entered into an agreement with aircraft engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney to join P&W's Geared Turbofan
Under the agreement, MTU will share in the design and manufacturing of Pratt & Whitney Canada's 10,000 pound thrust class engine, the 15-17,000 pounds thrust class Geared Turbofan
engine for the Mitsubishi Regional Jet, and the 23,000 pound thrust class Geared Turbofan
engine for the Bombardier CSeries.
Volvo Aero said it will join Pratt & Whitney "to demonstrate new technology" for Pratt's Geared Turbofan
Technology demonstrator program.
GOTEBORG, Sweden -- The PW1100G engine is a part of Pratt & Whitney's Next Generation Product Family of engines which contain geared turbofan
GKN Aerospace has accomplished the signing of a long term agreement (LTA) with the Japanese firm Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) worth quite a few million pounds for the delivery of the Low Pressure Compressor (LPC) Vanes for the PW1100G-JM and PW1400G-JM PurePower Geared Turbofan
Bombardier said the incident did not involve the PW1524 model of P&W's new geared turbofan
motor that powers the CSeries jet.
Pratt & Whitney's geared turbofan
jet engine will have significantly better fuel economy and much quieter operation.
PRATT & WHITNEY has revealed highly encouraging flight test results of its patented geared turbofan
The partnership will demonstrate new geared turbofan
technology for aircraft engines.
Pratt continues to develop its geared turbofan
technology targeted for that market.