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26.09.2017

TAKING OFF: THE TOP 5 JET ENGINES

What are the strongest jet engines used in civil aircraft worldwide? VDMAimpulse looked into this question and compiled a list of the five most powerful aircraft engines.

GE90-115B © GE Aviation
1st place: GE Aviation GE90-115B
Rated number one on our list of the top 5, the GE90-115B developed by GE Aviation boasts the following technical data:
Thrust: 514 kN
Type: Turbofan engine
Fan diameter: 3.256 m
Number of compressor stages: 1 fan, 4 low-pressure, 9 high-pressure stages
Number of turbine stages: 2 high-pressure, 6 low-pressure stages
Dry weight: 8,761 kg
Licensed: July 2003
Applications: Boeing 777-300ER, -200LR, 777 Freighter

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PW4098 © Pratt & Whitney
2nd place: Pratt & Whitney PW4098
Thrust: 440.6 kN
Type: Two-spool turbofan engine
Fan diameter: 2.87 m
Number of compressor stages: 1 fan, 7 low-pressure, 11 high-pressure stages
Number of turbine stages: 2 high-pressure, 7 low-pressure stages
Dry weight: 7,484 kg
Licensed: August 1999
Applications: Boeing 777

Pratt & Whitney
The Rolls-Royce Trent 800 powers the Boeing 777 © Rolls-Royce
3rd place: Rolls-Royce Trent 895-17
Thrust: 413.4 kN
Type: Turbofan jet engine
Fan diameter: 2.79 m
Number of compressor stages: 1 fan, 8 intermediate pressure, 6 high pressure
Number of turbine stages: 1 high pressure, 1 intermediate pressure, 5 low pressure
Dry weight: 5,942 kg
Licensed: June 1999
Applications: Boeing 777

Rolls-Royce
Trent XWB-84 water ingestion testing © Rolls-Royce
4th place: Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-84
Thrust: 374.5 kN
Type: Turbofan jet engine
Fan diameter: 3.00 m
Number of compressor stages: 1 fan, 8 intermediate pressure, 6 high pressure
Number of turbine stages: 1 high pressure, 2 intermediate pressure, 6 low pressure
Dry weight: 7,277 kg
Licensed: February 2013
Applications: Airbus A350-900

Rolls-Royce
The Rolls-Royce Trent 900 © Rolls-Royce
5th place: Rolls-Royce Trent 980-84
Thrust: 374.1 kN
Type: Turbofan jet engine
Fan diameter: 2.95 m
Number of compressor stages: 1 fan, 6 medium-pressure, 6 high-pressure stages
Number of turbine stages: 1 high-pressure, 1 medium-pressure, 5 low-pressure stages
Dry weight: 6,246 kg
Licensed: October 2004
Applications: Airbus A380-800
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