Lighter more reliable and powerful engines
In addition to a fuel efficiency, engine manufacturers are about to announce some generational change across the board, developing:
- Next-generation fuel efficient engines that are being flight-tested
- Turbo shafts for helicopters and adaptive-cycle engines in the military sector for fighters that combine high power with fuel efficiency.
- A new series of large turbofans for jumbo jets
- Counter-rotating open-rotor engines which can deliver dramatic fuel-burn savings over conventional turbofans
All of the latest developments and breakthroughs in the engines demand high-temperature and fire-resistant cables in fire zones where manufacturers have never gone before, often with reduced weight as an added desideratum, and in high vibration environments.