For an aircraft to achieve sustained flight, it requires some form of thrust. This can be achieved by propulsion systems, and various aircraft may have different systems to achieve this common goal. The aircraft turbine engine is a form of propulsion system that serves a wide variety of aircraft and utilizes gas to produce thrust. While there are different types of aircraft gas turbine engines, each type shares some common aerospace components that define their engine family and provide for their functionality. In this blog, we will provide an overview of the various common gas turbine engines and how they benefit the aircraft they are installed on.


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A jet engine on an average commercial airliner weighs approximately 1,600 lbs. An entire commercial wing itself weighs in at about 95,000 lbs. So how do you attach an extra 2,000 lbs. of engine onto an already 100,000 lb wing structure and keep it from falling off? But wait, we forgot to factor in the present gravitational force pushing and pulling this 2,000 lb engine down and away from the wing during take-off. Point being, engineers overcome an enormous obstacle in attaching a jet engine underneath a wing (that sticks out 150 feet from its central airframe) and takes off against immense gravitational pull. In this article, we will give all praise due to aircraft pylons and engine mounts, the aircraft parts responsible for such an “achievement of attachment”.


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Aircraft landing gear systems are one of the most instrumental subsystems of an aircraft.  The detailed design of a landing gear system makes its product development cycle time a long and critical process. The end result must meet expectations in minimizing weight/volume, reduce life cycle cost, absorb and dissipate kinetic energy of landing impact, various requirements of strength, stability, stiffness, ground clearance, and furthermore, control and brake, wheel and steering system mechanical synergy. These requirements are overseen and regulated by the FAA to ensure the proper operations and safety of all aircraft hardware and design.


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The right ground power unit (GPU) can be life-saver for any aviation business, saving a significant amount of both time and money. This makes it critical to invest in a high-quality GPU and maintenance program. GPUs are used as auxiliary power supplies when an aircraft is grounded. Running an aircraft engine while it is stationary and grounded is a waste of fuel and money, so GPUs are important resource-saving tools.


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Although bearings are mechanically simple parts, they play a very important role in the aerospace industry. They are found throughout aircraft in components such as wings, flight controls, cockpit controls, auxiliary power units, landing gear, door systems, and aircraft interiors. Besides acting as a fastener, when bearings are applied properly they can increase fuel efficiency, extend maintenance intervals, and lower carbon emissions.


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The most common form of propulsion of aircraft is through the form of the gas turbine engine, such as the turbojet and turbofan. Gas turbine engines function by combusting liquid hydrocarbon fuel, creating mechanical energy in the form of high pressure and high temperature airstreams that are harnessed by the airplane propeller, which results in thrust. This thrust is what propels the aircraft and enables it to take flight successfully.


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Due to the demands and stresses they operate under, fasteners used in the aerospace industry must be manufactured under incredibly strict high-quality and high-precision design and manufacturing standards. The aerospace industry uses a wide variety of fasteners, such as screws, rivets, nuts, bolts, pins, and collars.


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When it comes to aircraft maintenance and overhauls, one of the most intricate procedures is engine replacement. It can also be one of the most expensive, especially if something goes wrong during the overhaul itself, or afterwards during operations. Therefore, here are some key things to keep in mind if you’re considering an engine replacement.


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To many, aircraft all look the same. It is a hollow metal cylinder with a tail and two wings on either side. There are those however who view aircraft just like they do cars. Engines are a hot topic in the world of mechanics. Depending on the engine, a machine can speed around a racecourse, take off into the sky, or slowly get you from point A to point B. Aircraft are defined in terms of their engines, with the three main types including turbojet engine, turbofan engine and turboprop engine. Before going into detail about the pros and cons of each of these engine types, we should know where they began. Dr. Hans Van Ohain and Frank Whittle are recognized as the co-inventors of the jet engine. The inventors believed that there was a better way to power an aircraft than a piston-based engine. After all, the hardest part is over - aircraft were already in the sky. It was in 1939 that the first jet engine took flight. Now we can look into the different types of engines.


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There are five main types of jet engines. Jet engines, excluding the ramjet, all have four basic stages: intake, compression, combustion, and exhaust. These systems convert heat energy and high-pressure air to produce thrust. Thrust may be generated through high power exhaust or through propeller systems. Each type of jet engine has its own unique properties.


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