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May 29, 2024
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What engines will power our airliners in 10 to 30 years? In part 2 we investigate what engine makers, universities and research agencies have in store.

As described in part 1 of this survey the Big 3 aero engine makers Pratt & Whitney, General Electric and Rolls-Royce all study updated or clean-sheet concepts in their quest for more (fuel) efficiency and lower emissions, like the GTF 2.0, LEAP 2.0 and UltraFan. These should be ready for service around 2025, but what technological step is there to follow? Away from day-to-day’s hectic all makers have been running research programs, but Europe has taken a leading role on this.

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Richard Schuurman
Active as a journalist since 1987, with a background in newspapers, magazines, and a regional news station, Richard has been covering commercial aviation on a freelance basis since late 2016. Richard is contributing to AirInsight since December 2018. He also writes for Airliner World, Aviation News, Piloot & Vliegtuig, and Luchtvaartnieuws Magazine. Twitter: @rschuur_aero.