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1. A turbojet engine that can be operated as a ramjet.
2. An aircraft in which a turboramjet is used.
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Boeing's proposal would also use a relatively simple pairing of a jet engine and a ramjet, called a turboramjet, instead of less-proven scramjet engines required for faster aircraft.
According to the report, the team at Boeing plans to use a commercial turboramjet engine, which should go past a range of speeds and provide the required boost to the craft without disintegrating during flight, as witnessed in the case of conventional jet engines.
"The turboramjet would be designed to valve the air so it bypasses the (turbofan) engine and dumps into a combined afterburner ramjet," Bowcutt told Popular Mechanics.