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How Are Jet Engine Noise Levels Tested?

Sensitive sensors can measure noise to a fraction of a decibel.

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Which Private Jets Have The Most Powerful Engines?

Featuring some of the most notable narrowbody business jets.

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How Is Incoming Air Routed Within Different Systems Of A Jet Engine?

The incoming air is characterized by various jet streams within the engine.

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How The Jet Engine Revolutionized Aviation

This was one of the greatest developments in aviation history.

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Does Climate Change Impact Aircraft Engine Efficiency?

Existing materials limit the maximum operating temperature of jet engines.

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How Are Increasing Temperature Requirements Pushing The Limits Of Engine Technologies?

Increasing internal temperatures give rise to ultra thermal efficient materials.

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The Different Indications That Pilots Use To Control Aircraft Engines

The engines must be controlled and looked after to ensure optimal performance with minimal cost.

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How Rolls-Royce Increases The Time-On-Wing For Its Trent 7000 Engines

Rolls-Royce’s Trent 7000 has surpassed one million flying hours since it entered commercial service in 2019.

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GE90 vs GE9X: Which Boeing 777 Engine Type Is Most Powerful?

Despite being larger and more capable, the GE9X is rated at a lower thrust than its predecessor, GE90.

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A Key Hurdle: How Can The Range Of Electric Aircraft Be Improved?

A mix of technologies substantially improves the range of electric aircraft.

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300 Parts Down To Just 7: The Benefits Of General Electric's Additive Manufacturing Techniques

General Electric’s largest and most powerful commercial aircraft engine incorporates various additive manufacturing techniques.

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A Million-Dollar Industry: How Much Do Major Aircraft Engine Parts Cost?

Amounting to $1.5 million, the cost of a forward outer seal of a Boeing 747 engine is equivalent to four Ferraris.

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Fuel Cell Vs Gas Turbine: Comparing The Two Types Of Auxiliary Power Units

A fuel cell APU is completely noise-free and can be installed at any desired location on the aircraft.

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Round And Round: What Are Engine Cycle Parameters & How Are They Defined?

Engine cycle parameters are obtained along the airflow path at various locations.

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How Hot Do Aircraft Engines Get?

High-pressure turbine nozzles are one of the hottest components of jet engines.

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The Performance Parameters That Give Engines ETOPS Certification

A twin-engine aircraft loses 50% of its power if an engine goes inoperative during a flight.

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Detecting Deterioration: The Wonderful World Of Engine Trend Monitoring

Engine Trend Monitoring (ETM) tracks the engine’s operational performance parameters to detect damage, deterioration and accelerated wear.

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Why Takeoff Is The Most Crucial Part Of A Flight?

The aircraft must be configured appropriately for its weight, runway length, and environmental conditions.

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How Many Engines Do Airliners Go Through In A Typical Lifespan?

The number of engines airliners go through in their life depends on several factors.

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How Is Engine Oil Routed Within Subsystems of Aircraft Engines?

Engine oil is routed through various internal components for lubrication and cooling.