Pratt & Whitney & the Pinch of Pure Power…

The Pratt & Whitney PW1000 Geared Turbo Fan (GTF) family of engines is no stranger to troubles, but its recent mid-air shutdowns on Indigo (an Indian low-cost airline) flights and the subsequent grounding of all A320 NEOs (with faulty PW1000 series engine) by Indian authorities have brought it back to the limelight. Designed as a quieter and … Continue reading Pratt & Whitney & the Pinch of Pure Power…

The significance of Kaveri

GTRE GTX-35VS also known as Kaveri is an afterburning turbofan engine, originally intended to be used for India’s indigenous fighter (TEJAS). In the year 1986 Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) was authorized to launch this program, though full-scale development was approved only after April 1989. Back then it was expected to be a 96-month … Continue reading The significance of Kaveri

Top 10 Facts about the Worlds Largest Turbofan Engine, The GE90-115B

At 3.43 meters the Fan diameter of the engine is almost equal to the max. Cabin width of a Boeing 737. For their unique shape, the fan blades of GE90-115B have found a spot at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC. A single GE90-115b produces the same amount of thrust as all the four … Continue reading Top 10 Facts about the Worlds Largest Turbofan Engine, The GE90-115B