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CFM56 – History And Future Of The Go-Anywhere Engine

CFM56 – History And Future Of The Go-Anywhere Engine

The CFM56 itself has plenty of history, both commercial and military. But its origin, development and future are just as interesting! What do some airliners, two bombers, a spy plane, some fighter jets and a supersonic business jet have in common? They all use engines...
Concorde – Was It A Success, Or A Failure?

Concorde – Was It A Success, Or A Failure?

Was the iconic Concorde a successful design, or a failed one? And why, despite the public’s adoration, did it retire with no successors? We have referred to Concorde before, in passing. We did it to explain the development of the 747, and why Boeing designed it for...