CFM International has hinted that a new engine architecture with a gear-driven fan is among the various concepts under consideration for Boeing’s potential new midsize airplane (NMA), or middle of the market aircraft. Pratt & Whitney has already confirmed that growth versions of its PW1000G geared fan family are under study for NMA, while Rolls-Royce has also tacitly declared that its geared UltraFan would be its primary approach to the new Boeing airliner. CFM, which will lead ...

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