An Animated Guide To Jet Engines
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  1. Anoop Mohan
    December 4, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    Great Presentation, Thanks a lot

  2. Greg Marino
    December 4, 2014 at 3:14 am

    This isn't half bad Leclair. I've been a tech for the airlines for over 30 years and this is a good presentation. It should be noted that, the air you are breathing in flight on all commercial aircraft that fly above 10,000 feet...is coming from INSIDE the turbine engine. Typically, the air is picked or taken from the 5th to 9th stage of the compressor section...and beyond in some aircraft engine to the 13th stage. This air is on average at 375 degrees Fahrenheit. The very hot air...now at approximately 50 psi...is cooled to ZERO degreed by units called air cycle machines in the air conditioning packs typically and directly under the middle section of the fuselage. HOWEVER....on the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner the air for breathing and pressurization IS NOT provided by the engine but by electrically powered compressors in the same area as the packs. The concept has proven to be INCREDIBLY more comfortable for the passengers and flight crew because the air is not bone dry...like it is when taken off the turbine engines!