Accelerate development and demonstration of advanced turbine engine technologies in a high-power-density core to enable next-generation commercial transport aircraft.
Increased Thermal Efficiency
- Achieve a 5 to 10% fuel burn benefit versus 2020 best in class.
- Reduce engine core size and facilitate hybridization.
- Lower environmental impact and reduce end-user cost.
Increased Power Extraction
- Achieve up to 20% power extraction (2 to 4 times current state of the art) at altitude from a modern commercial turbofan engine.
- Allow more electrified aircraft systems with optimized electric power availability, additional fuel savings, and cost reductions.
Focus on technologies that are best suited for collaboration and can be impacted and accelerated by NASA’s resources, test facilities, and unique expertise.
Stakeholders & Beneficiaries
- Collaborative funding with industry will enhance engine fuel burn benefit by implementing additional technologies to increase efficiency in next generation engines.
- Primary customers include U.S. transport aircraft original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), universities (aero R&D), and the Electric Aircraft Powertrain industry.
- Tech transfer will occur through cost share contracts, Space Act Agreements, and publications disseminating non-sensitive data and results.