Powering ahead

Subtitle: The world's major engine manufacturers are preparing to battle it out for a share of the spoils as airframers Airbus and Boeing look to update their best-selling A320 and 737 narrowbody families. Snecma/General Electric joint venture CFM International is well advanced with work on its contender, the Leap X, which was recently boosted by its selection to power China's indigenous C919 150-seat airliner. CFM's arch rival International Aero Engines, comprising partners Pratt & Whitney, Rolls-Royce, MTU Aero Engines and Japanese Aero Engine Corporation, is formulating its own strategy, driven by Airbus, which wants to launch its A320 re-engining project in time for the Farnborough air show in July. The consortium will have to decide whether to offer a further development of its successful V2500, a derivative of P&W's PW1000G geared turbofan--already selected for the Bombardier CSeries and Mitsubishi MRJ regional jet--or an all-new engine. No Leap before time : when CFM International's new engine enters service, 16 years of development work ought to ensure a vintage performance / JohnCroft. -- Open rotor : will airlines slow down for savings? -- Hedging bets : MTU is jostling for a winning position as Airbus and Boeing prepare to re-engine their best-selling narrowbodies / Andrew Doyle. -- Comac C919 propulsion : integrated to the maximum.


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Illustrations;
  • Pagination: p. 24-29 : ill.
  • Serial:
    • Flight International
    • Volume: 177
    • Issue Number: 5230
    • Publisher: Reed Business Information, Limited
    • ISSN: 0015-3710

Subject/Index Terms

  • TRT Terms: Jet engines
  • Subject Areas: Vehicles and Equipment;

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01154016
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Northwestern University Transportation Library
  • Files: TLIB
  • Created Date: Apr 1 2010 11:10AM