Gas turbines

Jul 16, 2014 - 1:00 AM
With the Bauhaus Luftfahrt, Rolls-Royce and MTU, two projects are targeting distributed thrust. The Quadcruiser combines rotary- and fixed-wing.
Turbomeca’s Ardiden 3G turboshaft engine has been chosen to power the Kamov Ka-62 helicopter; it is due to complete European certification in mid-2015.
Jul 15, 2014 - 6:50 AM
Turbomeca offers new version of RTM332 to power new Russian high-speed helicopter.
Titanium-aluminide low-pressure turbine blades and proposed cooling arrangements on Rolls-Royce’s proposed future UltraFan engine may owe much to the RB3025 powerplant unsuccessfully offered to power the Boeing 777X. For example, the RB3025 featured a “vortex amplifier” to simplify turbine-blade cooling with HPC air.
Jul 14, 2014 - 7:50 AM
UK engine maker Rolls-Royce is pushing ahead with advanced turbofan engine designs for future platforms, with greatly improved efficiency.
Pratt’s envisioned NGRT engine would feature an all-new compressor, a miniaturized version of P&W’s Talon combustor and possibly an eight-blade propeller.
Jul 14, 2014 - 6:25 AM
The powerplant will deliver a 20-percent fuel burn improvement over existing engines in the 5,000- to 7,000-shp range.
Pratt & Whitney expects to gain certification of the first version of the PW1100G for the Airbus A320neo during this year’s fourth quarter.
Jul 14, 2014 - 6:20 AM
Pratt & Whitney is working to maximize commonality and thus minimize risk with its various geared turbofan offerings.
Artist’s impression of Bloodhound SSC during a record run. The actual record attempts are planned to take place in South Africa in 2016.  The car is appearing at Farnborough before heading for South Africa.
Jul 13, 2014 - 6:00 AM
Richard Noble’s Bloodhound supersonic car is his most ambitious project yet, with a mere two years until the first attempts.
A mockup of an open-rotor engine has been tested in an Onera wind tunnel since 2010; a full demonstrator is due to run in 2016.
Jul 11, 2014 - 6:15 AM
Development go-ahead for 2030 entry into service will factor in noise, airframe integration.
Jul 3, 2014 - 2:04 PM
Price Induction’s 575-pound-thrust turbofan might be ideal for developers of small personal jets.
May 21, 2014 - 2:10 PM
The H75, H80 and H85 engines are challenging the ubiquitous Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A
May 20, 2014 - 2:05 PM
Ed Swearingen died on May 15, leaving behind a legacy of extraordinary airplanes.