Engine Manufacturers Explore Paths For Future Turboprop Applications

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Ever since the shrill whine of the Rolls-Royce Dart ushered in the age of the commercial turboprop in the late 1940s, this efficient form of gas turbine has evolved steadily over the last seven decades both in performance and reliability. But fast forward to 2021, and the signs increasingly indicate...

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