The GE9X engine for the Boeing 777X has been recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the the most powerful commercial aircraft jet engine (test performance) after reaching 134,300 lbs of thrust.
How many horsepower is a 747 engine?
The power per engine for the two aircraft is seen to be 14 984 horsepower and 1646 horsepower for the 747 and Super Constellation, respectively.
|Characteristic||Lockheed 1049G||Boeing 747|
|Number of engines||4||4|
|Total cruise power, hp||6 585||59 934|
|Power per engine, hp||1 646||14 984|
|Dry engine weight, lb||3 675||8 600|
Who makes the best jet engines in the world?
Table 2: Top Commercial Aircraft Engine Manufacturers According to North American Market Share*
|Company||Engines Produced Worldwide|
|3||Pratt & Whitney||3,669|
Who built the first jet?
Hans von Ohain of Germany was the designer of the first operational jet engine, though credit for the invention of the jet engine went to Great Britain’s Frank Whittle. Whittle, who registered a patent for the turbojet engine in 1930, received that recognition but did not perform a flight test until 1941.
Why is the 777 so popular?
The Boeing 777 is Boeings’ best selling aircraft. In a market currently focused heavily on fuel savings, a large fuel-efficient twinjet is a very attractive offering. The main competition for the Triple Seven is the; Airbus A330, Airbus A340, McDonnell Douglas MD11 and the Airbus A350.