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Glossary

What are transonic airfoils, and what is the active clearance control? Check out our technical dictionary and find out more about engine technology terms – from active clearance control to velocity triangle.
Thermal barrier coatings Thermal efficiency Thermal spraying Thrust class Thrust-to-weight ratio Total stage efficiency Transonic airfoils Turbine Turbine engine Turbofan engine Turbojet engine Turboprop engine Turboshaft engine

Turboprop engine

Turboprop engines are propulsion systems for transport aircraft. The propellers provide the propulsive thrust while the air is slowly carried rearwards. The large, slowly flowing air volumes allow flight velocities of up to 750 km/h to be reached.
 
 
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