posted on Aug, 11 2015 @ 09:03 PM
a reply to: WeOwnTheNight
It started out the Big Three, but Rolls was eliminated with the ADVENT engineering contract. Both have had successful ADVENT campaigns, but GE has the
better overall engine. They hit higher temps than they designed the engine for.
Next is the AETD demo, which interestingly does NOT require a full up engine, unlike ADVENT. They'll be building the combustion chamber using all the
new technologies, but that's all that's required. GE will be building a separate exhaust section using several new technologies, including the NG
exhaust that has caused them so many problems.