A program was conducted to demonstrate that large commercial engine technology can be applied to general aviation engines to reduce noise, emissions, and fuel consumption, and to develop new technology as required. Following initial studies, contracts were awarded to two manufacturers to design, fabricate, test, and deliver a QCGAT (Quiet Clean General Aviation Turbofan) experimental engine and test nacelle. The QCGAT engines have now entered the test phase. The overall engine program, design, and QCGAT engine technology are described. Preliminary engine test results are presented and compared to design requirements. Initial results indicate that most technical goals will be met or exceeded.

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    • Presented at SAE Business Aircraft Meeting, Wichita, Kansas, 3-6 April 1979.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • Koenig, R W
    • Sievers, G K
  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • Accession Number: 00387298
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 790596, HS-029 346U
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 30 1984 12:00AM