Date: 21 Mar 98 16:31:32 From: "elysium" <email@example.com> Organization: UUNET Internet Africa References: 1 Followups: 1
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Campfire wrote in message ... <snip> > PW put out a news release stating it was the last great >improvement to be made with current technology(paraphrasing here, so I hope >I got it right). Does anyone know what advantages PW expect out of this? >I'm assuming they'll be running a bigger fan and will need to slow it down >from the core speed, and that the bigger size is because this engine would >be for the proposed superjumbo jets. Anyone have any info? Comments? What >about some of their competitor's comments that this is old technology with >no inherent advantages? What worries me is the diameter of the fan --- surely it would be so great as to preclude it from installation on, for instance, B737 ? Secondly, reliability of the gearbox would be crucial, I wonder at the sense of adding complication to the primary rotating components of the engine? Not like it's a CSD or pump that can be disconnected without further affect ?? Sounds risky ??? >From : firstname.lastname@example.org " Slow to erect, quick to topple -- A maverick gimbal ".