Modern aircraft may "progress back" to the propeller. A promising new hybrid design combines features of the conventional prop and the fan section of a turbofan engine. Preliminary research indicates that the new "prop-fan" will use significantly less fuel than present turbofan engines. If problems such as excessive noise can be solved, NASA says the new prop-fan could be flying by the 1990s.

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    Penton Publishing Company

    Penton Building, 1111 Chester Avenue
    Cleveland, OH  United States  44113
  • Authors:
    • Aronson, R B
  • Publication Date: 1978-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 20
  • Serial:
    • Machine Design
    • Volume: 50
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: Penton Media, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0024-9114

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00177441
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 29 1978 12:00AM