1966-02-01

The Application of the High Bypass Turbofan for Business and Executive Aircraft 660221

The future market potential of business executive jet aircraft based on an extrapolation of the current market is discussed together with a definition of the overall requirements of this type of airplane.
Mission performance of a representative executive jet transport, comparing a pure jet engine propulsion system with fan engines of various bypass ratio shows that a bypass ratio of about 6:1 provides the best overall solution over the mission spectrum considered.
Features of Avco Lycoming's PLF Series fan engines are discussed in relation to the requirements for a business executive jet airplane.

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