Civil Turbofan Technology to the Year 2000

David Pickerell (Director of Engineering, Civil Engine Group, Rolls‐Royce Ltd.)

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Publication date: 1 July 1984


The aero gas turbine has been in commercial service now for a little over 30 years. Pioneering experience on the Dart/Viscount and Ghost/ Comet led to transatlantic commercial turbojet operation in late 1958—just over a quarter of a century ago. Over this period of time, the fuel usage per seat mile for typical long range operation has been reduced by no less than two‐thirds (Figure 1).


Pickerell, D. (1984), "Civil Turbofan Technology to the Year 2000", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 56 No. 7, pp. 2-11.

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