Lighter more reliable and powerful engines

In addition to a fuel efficiency, engine manufacturers are about to announce some generational change across the board, developing:­

  • Next-generation fuel efficient engines that are being flight-tested
  • Turbo shafts for helicopters and adaptive-cycle engines in the military sector for fighters that combine high power with fuel efficiency.
  • A new series of large turbofans for jumbo jets
  • Counter-rotating open-rotor engines which can deliver dramatic fuel-burn savings over conventional turbofans­

All of the latest developments and breakthroughs in the engines demand high-temperature and fire-resistant cables in fire zones where manufacturers have never gone before, often with reduced weight as an added desideratum, and in high vibration environments.