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    The Race for the Ultra-Efficient Jet Engine of the Future

    MIT Technology Review

    The commercial aviation industry emits 705 million metric tons of carbon dioxide each year. While that represents only about 2 percent of global carbon emissions, there is evidence that the greenhouse gases in jet fuel have a larger effect on the atmosphere because they are released at high altitude.....Pratt & Whitney says its new engines—which use an internal gearbox to slow down the speed of the fan—could save 20 percent on fuel consumption compared to an airliner with a conventional engine.  More

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    Jet engine finally meets a moving assembly line


    Even in these days of industrial robots and assembly line automation, a few things are still built largely by hand. And those include, believe it or not, jet engines. Now the ramp up in demand for commercial aircraft has challenged the jet engine business to take a fresh look at a very old assembly technique.  More

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    Gamechanger: How Pratt & Whitney Transformed Itself To Lead A Revolution In Jet Propulsion

    On Wednesday, Airbus delivered the first aircraft in its upgraded family of A320neo narrow body jetliners to Lufthansa. News that a European aircraft maker is delivering planes to a German carrier might not sound like a breakthrough for American technology, but in this case it is. That’s because the “neo” designation of the Airbus family stands for “new engine option,” and the planes Lufthansa has bought will be equipped with a revolutionary “geared turbofan” engine made by United Technologies unit Pratt & Whitney.  More

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    Pratt’s View: A New Era In Air Travel

    Aviation Week

    Airbus’s delivery to Lufthansa of the first A320neo powered by Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbofan (GTF) engines marks a key milestone for commercial air travel and a major advance in cleaner aviation. Green aviation starts here.  More

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    Flying’s new gear - A quieter, more economical jet engine, fitted with a gearbox, is about to arrive

    The Economist

    Everyone remembers the Wright brothers, who made the first powered, heavier-than-air flights by human beings on a beach in North Carolina in 1903.....And now, as 2015 turns into 2016, another new design is being rolled out.  More

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    Business Supports Climate Deal With Varying Degrees of Enthusiasm

    Wall Street Jounral

    Many global corporate headquarters rushed to publicly embrace the climate deal struck in Paris over the weekend, despite lingering worry that the lack of specificity about the real costs to businesses could threaten competitiveness.... Gregory Hayes, CEO of United Technologies Corp., said the maker of jet engines, elevators and air conditioning systems would “welcome the global climate deal and the commitment of the community of nations to long-term sustainability by encouraging conservation and a lower carbon footprint.”  More