The story of how airliner jet engines evolved

The turbine powerplants for the commercial airliners of today are worlds apart from those of the 1950s. But what has changed since the start of the Jet Age? Key.Aero recounts the main milestones of jetliner propulsion to explain how we got to where we are

The first jet engine to be used on a commercial airliner was the Rolls-Royce Avon AJ.65 which became the powerplant of choice for the de Havilland Comet

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The de Havilland Comet was powered by four Rolls-Royce Avon AJ.65. Key Publishing

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