Méheust talks about the company’s work on an open fan, which will bring a true step change in propulsive efficiency. CFM has already brought environmental economies with its LEAP engines, but the future will be different.
“Today we have ducted fans, so, you cannot see any of the engine it's encapsulated in cowlings. But imagine an engine with several large fan blades, with a four meter diameter that are not encased in anything. The open fan will provide the same level of comfort and speed as conventional engines with of course, much much better fuel efficiency,” Méheust said.
The CFM chief also gives his outlook on the industry for 2022.
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