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News: RTX Joins Boeing On NASA X-66A TTBW Project

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  1. RTX Joins Boeing On NASA X-66A TTBW Project
    The development of the X-66A is gathering steam as more essential partners join the project. Boeing has selected RTX as a collaborator of the X-66A Transonic Truss-Brace Wing demonstrator project. Boeing's X-66A program is zeroed in on the development of the Transonic Truss-Braced Wing (TTBW) concept. In the future this technology could lead to significant improvements in fuel efficiency and reduced emissions for next generation single-aisle aircraft on the horizon.
  2. Geoff Hunt, senior vice president of Engineering & Technology at Pratt & Whitney, said: "NASA Sustainable Flight Demonstrator is a leading example of how public-private partnerships can help foster the technological breakthroughs needed to deliver on the industry-wide goal of a more sustainable, net-zero emissions future. We'll work with Boeing to apply GTF engines to the X-66A and help demonstrate the potential of its pioneering truss-braced wing design."
  3. The GTF engine, with its revolutionary geared fan architecture, delivers industry-leading fuel efficiency and sustainability benefits for single-aisle aircraft. With up to 20% better fuel efficiency, GTF engines have helped airlines save more than 1.4 billion gallons of fuel and over 14 million metric tons of CO2 emissions since entering service in 2016. GTF engines are certified to operate with sustainable aviation fuel and offer up to a 75% reduction in aircraft noise footprint compared to previous generation engines.

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