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- American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics
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 turbinesfrom 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.
|Publisher:||American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics|
|Product dimensions:||6.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 2.20(d)|
Table of Contents
- The Small Gas Turbine Aircraft Engine
- Genesis of the Industry
- Teledyne CAE
- General Electric Small Aircraft Engines
- Williams International
- Pratt & Whitney Canada
- 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