bypass engine


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bypass engine

bypass engine
A type of gas turbine engine in which a portion of compressor air is bypassed around the combustion chamber and into the tailpipe. A bypass engine permits a higher combustion temperature than in a pure jet engine, with consequent improved efficiency in terms of higher thrust and low specific fuel consumption.
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were planning to introduce propfan engines, also known as ultra-high bypass engines, on new jetliners.
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