12 Most Powerful Engines in the World

Engines power more than just our cars, they also power aircraft, from the smallest helicopter to the largest planes. Here’s a list of the 12 most powerful aircraft engines in the world based on thrust, power, and total capacity. Engines power more than just our cars, they also power aircraft, from the smallest helicopter to the largest planes. Here's a list of the 12 most powerful engines in the world based on thrust, power, and total capacity.

List of Most Powerful Aircraft Engines

  1. CFM56-7 Series
  2. GE TF39
  3. Progress D-18T
  4. General Electric CF-6
  5. Rolls Royce Trent 700
  6. General Electric GEnx
  7. Rolls Royce Trent 1000
  8. Engine Alliance GP7000
  9. Rolls Royce Trent 900
  10. Rolls Royce Trent XWB
  11. Pratt and Whitney PW4000
  12. General Electric GE90

1. CFM56-7 Series

CFM56-7 Series, with a thrust-to-weight ratio of 3.7:1, debuted in 1995. It has better fuel efficiency and reduced maintenance costs. CFM56-7 Series

2. GE TF39

GE TF39, with a thrust-to-weight ratio of 5.4:1, was the first ever high-bypass turbofan jet engine produced. It also was the first turbofan that introduced 1 ½ stage fan blades with an 8:1 bypass ratio. GE TF39

3. Progress D-18T

Progress D-18T, thrust-to-weight ratio of 5.7:1, is a high bypass turbofan aircraft engine originally specially designed to power heavy transport aircraft. Progress D-18T

4. General Electric CF-6

General Electric CF-6, thrust-to-weight ratio of 5.08:1, is one of GE's most powerful series of high bypass turbofan engines. It has a max thrust of 274 kN. General Electric CF-6

5. Rolls Royce Trent 700

Rolls Royce Trent 700, thrust-to-weight ratio of 51.35 N/kg, is typically used on the Airbus A330. It is a more powerful and heavier engine with a max thrust of 316 kN. Rolls Royce Trent 700

6. General Electric GEnx

General Electric GEnx, thrust-to-weight ratio of 5.15:1, is a high-performance bypass turbofan jet engine with radical composite fan technology. General Electric GEnx

7. Rolls Royce Trent 1000

Rolls Royce Trent 1000, thrust-to-weight ratio of 6.1:1, has a max thrust of 265.3-360.4 kN. Rolls Royce Trent 1000

8. Engine Alliance GP7000

Engine Alliance GP7000, thrust-to-weight ratio of 5.197:1, powers the world's largest passenger airliner, the Airbus A380. Engine Alliance GP7000

9. Rolls Royce Trent 900

Rolls Royce Trent 900, thrust-to-weight ratio of 5.46:1, has a max thrust of 374 kN and is the first of the Trent series with an advanced engine health monitoring system. Rolls Royce Trent 900

10. Rolls Royce Trent XWB

Rolls Royce Trent XWB, thrust-to-weight ratio of 5.25:1, is used on the Airbus A350 XWB with a max thrust of 430 kN. Rolls Royce Trent XWB

11. Pratt and Whitney PW4000

Pratt and Whitney PW4000, thrust-to-weight ratio of 6-7:1, is one of the most powerful of Pratt & Whitney's engines. Pratt and Whitney PW4000

12. General Electric GE90

General Electric GE90, thrust-to-weight ratio of 5.59:1, is based on NASA's own high energy efficient experimental profane. It has a world record-breaking thrust between 330-513 kN. General Electric GE90

These engines are massive feats of mechanical engineering, but they still need constant repairing and maintenance. Here at Veritable Aviation, owned and operated by ASAP Semiconductor, we carry all parts and spares for aircraft engines, whether new and current or obsolete and hard-to-find. If you’re interested in a quote for a part, call us now at +1-503-374-0340 or email us at sales@veritableaviation.com.


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August 7, 2019

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