By Bjorn Fehrm
September 15, 2022, © Leeham News: Last week, we looked at how Pratt & Whitney’s JT8D turbofan came to dominate short-haul airliners while the JT3D had the long-range market.
The introduction of the widebody jets in the 1970s with Boeing 747, Douglas DC-10, and Lockheed Tristar brought GE and Rolls-Royce into the market. It was the start of the high bypass turbofans.
Figure 1. The roll-out of the Boeing 747-100 on September 30, 1968.
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Category: Boeing, Douglas Aircraft Co, GE Aviation, Lockheed Martin, McDonnell Douglas, Pratt & Whitney, Premium, Rolls-Royce
Tags: Boeing 747, CF6, DC-10, JT9D, L-1011, RB211
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