1980-04-01

Lear Fan Propulsion System 800609

An aircraft propulsion system for Mach .6 flight is being developed which utilizes two turboshaft engines driving a pusher propeller through driveshafts and a combining gearbox. This system will provide greater operational safety as well as improved aircraft efficiency. This report describes design features, installation considerations, and operational characteristics of the system, and reviews methods of system analysis.

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