UTC Unit Advances Low-drag Nacelle For Future Airliners

Credit: UTC Aerospace Systems
As the bypass ratios of future commercial turbofans increase to improve propulsive efficiency and reduce fuel consumption, the weight and drag of the larger nacelles needed to enclose bigger fans risk offsetting the performance gains. The answer lies in slimming down the nacelles, making them as...
Graham Warwick

Graham leads Aviation Week's coverage of technology, focusing on engineering and technology across the aerospace industry, with a special focus on identifying technologies of strategic importance to aviation, aerospace and defense.

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