turbofan engine


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Noun1.turbofan engine - a jet engine in which a fan driven by a turbine provides extra air to the burner and gives extra thrustturbofan engine - a jet engine in which a fan driven by a turbine provides extra air to the burner and gives extra thrust
afterburner - a device injects fuel into a hot exhaust for extra thrust
fanjet, fan-jet, turbofan, turbojet - an airplane propelled by a fanjet engine
gas turbine - turbine that converts the chemical energy of a liquid fuel into mechanical energy by internal combustion; gaseous products of the fuel (which is burned in compressed air) are expanded through a turbine
jet engine - a gas turbine produces a stream of hot gas that propels a jet plane by reaction propulsion
propjet, turboprop, turbo-propeller plane - an airplane with an external propeller that is driven by a turbojet engine
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Section 6 Key Strategies & Plans - For Each of the Top 4 Commercial Aircraft Turbofan Engine Manufacturers - Comprehensive Analysis of Key Strategies & Plans for each Engine Manufacturer
(IAS), is an aerospace engineering center that designs, evaluates and supports Pratt & Whitney's game-changing commercial and military gas turbine engines, including the Geared Turbofan engine.
"This is our first turbofan engine, a majority of our planes have reciprocating or piston engines," said Jon Byrd, director of the Aviation Maintenance Technology Program at GNTC.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) conducted a full scale ice crystal icing turbofan engine test using an obsolete Allied Signal ALF502-R5 engine in the Propulsion Systems Laboratory (PSL) at NASA Glenn Research Center.
The thrust of turbofan engine is 80% realizated by the fan that divides the engine airflow into the primary air flow and secondary air flow defined by the bypass ratio.
Last summer, Pratt & Whitney redesigned a component of its geared turbofan engine being developed for Airbus's A320neo aircraft after tests revealed "distress" in the PW1100G's hot core.
(Some Rolls-Royce models have a third intermediate pressure spool.) On a turbofan engine, the LP spool shaft transmits power from the LP turbine to the LP compressor and the front mounted fan, at a compromise rpm, determined by the conflicting needs of the fan and the LP compressor/turbine.
The engine wash will be performed on all turbofan engine types within the airline's existing fleet, including CFM56-3, V2500, CF6-80C2, RB211-524G and Trent 800 engines, as well as the GE90-115B and Trent 1000 engines on order by the airline.
TEI has signed a three billion USD deal with the General Electric for production under F-136 turbofan engine program.
NORDIC BUSINESS REPORT-14 July 2008-Volvo Aero enters Pratt & Whitney's Geared Turbofan engine programme(C)1994-2008 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com
Manufacturer and designer of aircraft engines Pratt & Whitney, a business unit of United Technologies Corp (NYSE: UTX), and MTU Aero Engines, an engine manufacturer, announced on Friday (14 December) that they have agreed to collaborate on Pratt & Whitney's next generation product family, including the new Geared Turbofan engine.