News and developments about aircraft engines, including turbofan, turboprop, turboshaft and piston.
The turbofan’s increased thrust is obtained by a combination of new high-temperature turbine technology, a larger core and advanced fan aerodynamics.
The Acclimate ignition system features solid-state electronics, with exciter performance that can vary depending on specific requirements.
The engine that powers the A380 is able to deliver higher power at hot ambient temperatures for improved airline performance.
With the Bauhaus Luftfahrt, Rolls-Royce and MTU, two projects are targeting distributed thrust. The Quadcruiser combines rotary- and fixed-wing.
Rolls’ engines gain valuable percents in fuel burn, while development of Trent 1000-TEN for Boeing 787-10 continues.
Nacelles developed as part of new integrated propulsion systems are delivering improved performance.
UK engine maker Rolls-Royce is pushing ahead with advanced turbofan engine designs for future platforms, with greatly improved efficiency.