Sunday, August 15, 2010

Seattle Boeing Factory

The Old and the New at the Museum of Flight

From time to time Boeing purchases aircraft back from various airlines to study the effects of years of use.  In this photo - taken at the 'Future of Flight' we can see the engine from a Korean Airlines 747 displayed against the forward fan section of Boeing 787 dreamliner.  The video display at the top explains how a jet engine generates the thrust for heavier than air flight.  The principles of jet propulsion are the same as ever; suck-compress-burn-blow-go; but the efficiency of all that and the materials used to achieve ithave advanced immeasureably over the years.

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