The History of North American Small Gas Turbine Aircraft Engines

The History of North American Small Gas Turbine Aircraft Engines

ISBN-10:
1563473321
ISBN-13:
9781563473326
Pub. Date:
01/01/1999
Publisher:
American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics

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The History of North American Small Gas Turbine Aircraft Engines

This landmark joint publication between the National Air and Space Museum and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics chronicles the evolution of the small gas turbine engine through its comprehensive study of a major aerospace industry. Drawing on in-depth interviews with pioneers, current project engineers, and company managers, engineering papers published by the manufacturers, and the tremendous document and artifact collections at the National Air and Space Museum, the book captures and memorializes small engine development from its earliest stage.

Leyes and Fleming leap back nearly 50 years for a first look at small gas turbine engine development and the seven major corporations that dared to produce, market, and distribute the products that contributed to major improvements and uses of a wide spectrum of aircraft. In non-technical language, the book illustrates the broad-reaching influence of small turbines—from commercial and executive aircraft to helicopters and missiles deployed in recent military engagements.

Detailed corporate histories and photographs paint a clear historical picture of turbine development up to the present. See for yourself why The History of North American Small Gas Turbine Aircraft Engines is the most definitive reference book in its field.

The publication of The History of North American Small Gas Turbine Aircraft Engines represents an important milestone for the National Air and Space Museum (NASM) and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). For the first time, there is an authoritative study of small gas turbine engines, arguably one of the most significant spheres of aeronautical technology in the second half of the twentieth century. It is noteworthy that this important reference work found its genesis at NASM. At the museum, there is not only an extraordinary aero propulsion collection, but also an active program of scholarly research. AIAA became the logical publisher of this superlative history, given AIAA's long and impressive program of publications in technical literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781563473326
Publisher: American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics
Publication date: 01/01/1999
Pages: 998
Sales rank: 675,112
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 2.20(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Foreword
Introduction
The Small Gas Turbine Aircraft Engine
Genesis of the Industry
Teledyne CAE
Lycoming
General Electric Small Aircraft Engines
Williams International
Pratt & Whitney Canada
Allison
Garrett (AlliedSignal Engines)
Miniature and Model Turbine Engines
The Historical Evolution of the Industry: A Comparative Summary, Analysis, and Conclusion
Appendix A: Rationale for the Engine Data Tables and Genealogy Charts
Appendix B: Data Tables and Genealogy Charts
Appendix C: Acronyms and Abbreviations
Acknowledgements
Index

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