By Bjorn Fehrm
August 25, 2022, © Leeham News: Last week, we started a series about jet engine development for our air transport aircraft. The jet engine came to replace the piston and gas turbine propeller engines when airplanes sought higher cruising speeds.
In the second part of the series, we look at why the jet engines were developed and their advantages and disadvantages compared to what they replaced.
De Havilland Comet, the first jet airliner. Source; Wikipedia.
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Category: GE Aviation, Pratt & Whitney, Premium, Rolls-Royce
Tags: Jet engines, Piston engines, Turboprops
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