From: email@example.com (Terrell D. Drinkard) Organization: Boeing Date: 31 Mar 93 01:14:50 PST References: 1 Followups: 1
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In article <airliners.1993.279@ohare.Chicago.COM> Quagga <ditka!sgiblab!Think.COM!trystro!quagga> writes: >Say there. Some years ago I had a vivid dream of taking an airliner trip over >lovely puffy clouds over Monument Valley... looking back, I noticed a big 'ol >BMW logo on the engine. Some months later BMW and Rolls-Royce announced they >were going to produce aircraft engines... Anything ever come of this? Yes, the BR700 family of engine designs. The core is currently under construction, has been for about a year now I think. The 737-X is looking at the BR720 (25,000+ SLST). I have personal doubts that anything will come of it. The family seems to be aimed at the new crop of small (<100 seats) regional jetliners. Perhaps Fokker will offer a BR700 on their stretch of the F 100 (the F 130). The other paper engine is the RTF180. A Pratt and MTU (?) partnership I think. I'd guess it will never see the light of day. The German's don't have the cash to support two engine development programs, particularly given their precarious economic condition. >Cheryl Douglas >Design Engineer >Cybervid Corporation >Nashua NH USA > >firstname.lastname@example.org > >Equus Quagga, Unnofficial Mascot, Nellis AFB Nevada USA > >"My other car does Mach 8!" > -- Terry email@example.com "Anyone who thinks they can hold the company responsible for what I say has more lawyers than sense."