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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
a reply to: anzha
Interesting that they are going to also use the Pratt and Whitney turbofans as part of the offering.
originally posted by: Aliensun
(am I joking?)
originally posted by: Zaphod58
Once you get past the problems they've had, the geared turbofan is the quietest and most efficient engine currently on the market. The only way that a Russian or Chinese aircraft has a shot at breaking into the Western market is to meet or surpass current fuel burn rates. They can't do that with a any Russian engine, and even if they could, the past trouble had with their engines would scare of quite a few potential customers.