Under the Wings: The Big 3 Companies That Keep Planes in the Air

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Have you ever wondered what makes those giant metal birds soar through the sky? It all comes down to the powerful engines tucked under the wings. But who makes these amazing machines?

There are a few major players in the airplane engine game:

GE Aviation (and CFM): This American giant holds the biggest share of the market, at around 55%. They make engines for all sorts of airplanes, from the classic Boeing 747 to the modern Airbus A330. They also partner with a French company called Safran to create CFM International, which makes a bunch of engines on its own.

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Pratt & Whitney: This American company comes in second place, with around 26% of the market. They focus on engines for smaller and medium-sized airplanes, like the Airbus A320 family and the Embraer E-jets. They’ve also partnered with other companies to create even more engines.

Rolls-Royce: This famous British brand takes the bronze medal with 18% of the market share. Unlike the others, Rolls-Royce only makes engines for bigger airplanes, like the giant Airbus A380 and the popular Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

So, next time you board a plane, take a peek at the engines and see if you can spot which company made them!


By Rajdeep Singh

Rajdeep (New Delhi) sparks electric vehicle enthusiasm with engaging content, empowering everyone to join the EV revolution.

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