Friday, March 21, 2008

GE Engine for Boeing 777

Sandy Sandstrom forwarded this video demonstrating the new GE 90-115B engine with a 128" diameter fan, capable of producing over 100,000 hp. Very impressive!

Click on the Play button to activate. Suggest you turn up your sound, wait for it to load.....then run it straight through....

3 comments:

Hans & Diane said...

OK, to encourage more participation, I've changed the setting to allow any kind of comment, including anonymous. But I would encourage everyone to leave some kind of identifier, e.g. your name (even if only first name, last initial), or your e-mail address.

ed carr said...

Great blog. How many out there have really read Taylor's book? There are some glaring errors.

Ed

Rick Spencer said...

Looks amazing to me. I particularly liked the 'bird ingestion' testing as I was on several flights that ingested those critters. One that remains in my fading memory took place Christmas week 1963 at Torrejon, AB, Spain. We took off empty for a rapid return to Dover when at just a few hundred feet we encountered the largest flock of birds that one could imagine. Immediately, three of the engines began to lose power and we declared an emergency, and dumping fuel returned. The next day when filing our flight plan we were told that about 200 game birds of some sort had been killed and that the Spanish staff had picked them up to clean for Christmas. According to the briefer we we had made one happy Christmas for several families. They had never seen anything like it. I believe the AC on that trip was Sam Adams and the CP was Fisher. We did get home in time for Christmas Day.