By Bjorn Fehrm
September 8, 2022, © Leeham News: Last week, we analyzed the change from turbojets to turbofans for civil air transport. The jet engine was developed for high-speed military fighters and was not ideal for subsonic airliner use.
We also dwelled on why the three major engine OEMs came to different solutions for the first-generation turbofans. Now we look at the engine that made turbofans mainstream, the Pratt & Whitney JT8.
Figure 1. The Boeing 727-100 with Pratt & Whitney JT8 engines. Source: Wikipedia.
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Category: Boeing, Delta Air Lines, Douglas Aircraft Co, McDonnell Douglas, Pratt & Whitney, Premium, Rolls-Royce
Tags: 737-100, Boeing 727, DC-9-10, MD-80, Pratt & Whitney JT8, Super Caravelle
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