Aircraft engine manufacturing companies are not common household names in comparison to Motor Vehicle Engine manufacturing companies. But did you know Automobile behemoth Rolls Royce is one of the top aircraft engine manufacturing companies of the World?
Aircraft Engines are prime components to transport applications, be it commercial or military or business. Let’s look at the top 4 aircraft engine manufacturing companies.
CFM International has the largest market share in North America as well as worldwide. CFM supplies jet engines for commercial aircraft.
This engine manufacturing company is based in Cincinnati, Ohio. With around 21,622 engines produced worldwide, they are key suppliers to Boeing and Airbus as well as Comac.
CFM International is a joint venture between General Electric and Sanfran Aircraft Engines. This joint venture was formed to build and support the CFM56 commonly seen on the Boeing 737.
The CFM LEAP (Leading Edge Aviation Propulsion) is a high-bypass turbofan.
Major CFM LEAP applications include the Airbus A320Neo and the Boeing 737MAX.
General Electric Aviation
General Electric Aviation is commonly known as GE Aviation also headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio manufactures a variety of engines not only for commercial aircraft but for military, business as well as general aviation.
GE has around 33,000 engines in service worldwide, supplying to Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, Comac, Embraer. General Electric Aviation has designed the GE90, the world’s most powerful turbofan, the GE9X the company’s most fuel-efficient engine built to power the new Boeing 777X.
Other common engines produced by the company include the GEnx that powers the Boeing 787 and the Boeing 747-8.
The London based aircraft engine manufacturer, Rolls-Royce, has around 13,000 jet engines in service worldwide.
Rolls-Royce has designed engines that power Boeing, Airbus, Lockheed, Tupolev, and Fokker. Rolls-Royce not only offers commercial, combat, military, business engines but also manufactures helicopter engines.
The Rolls-Royce Trent is a family of high-bypass turbofans produced by Rolls-Royce. The Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 powers the Boeing 787.
This makes it 20% more efficient than that of the Boeing 767 it replaces. The Trent 1000 engines
have several features to safeguard against core icing and a heated Engine Section Stator or ESS which delivers advanced ice protection.
Other common Rolls-Royce engines include the Rolls-Royce Trent 900 that powers the Airbus A380.
Another common engine is the Trent XWB-97 that is seen on the Airbus A350.
Pratt & Whitney
Pratt & Whitney, headquartered in East Hartford, Connecticut, supplies to Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, Embraer, Fairchild Dornier, Ilyushin, Irkut, Mitsubishi Regional Jet.
It offers commercial military, business, regional and general aviation engines as wells as helicopter engines.
Over 7,000 Pratt & Whitney military engines and 13,000 commercial engines are in service.
Common Pratt & Whitney aircraft engine includes the PW1000G, PW4000. The PW1000G serves as an option for the A320Neo.
The PW4000 powers the Boeing 747-400, Airbus A310-300 and the MD-11.
Aircraft engine manufacturing companies provide good employment opportunities as well as investment opportunities. Most of the top Hedge Fund Managers and Investors see this industry as a massive investment opportunity.