The buzzwords in clean power to reduce airline & aviation CO2 emissions for jet planes today are Geared Turbofan (GTF), Advanced Turbofan (ATF) and PurePower Engine along with GEnx.
Aviation documentary video by AeroSpaceNews.com Back in 1989 when this award winning story was produced, everyone was talking about Ultra High Bypass (UHB) jet engines. The topic of airline CO2 emissions and those greenhouse gases associated with air travel were subject of an ICAO deal on 6 October 2016.
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General Electric (GE) was testing the Unducted Fan (UDF) and a team of Pratt & Whitney and Allison were experimenting with a geared PropFan design. Test platforms consisted of a Boeing B-727 and a then Douglas MD-80 with most flights taking place at California’s Mojave Airport. This video also includes an appearance by the late brilliant Aviation Week Editor Michael Dornheim. He will be missed. Clearly, this video is from our archive, not a recent production. For more current news about the leading edge of safety, tactics and technology, please visit http://AeroSpaceNews.com We’d appreciate links from your website and blogs too.
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