Question of the Week

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Last week, AVweb asked if the future of airplane engines could be diesel.

Over 500 AVweb readers seem to think so.  At press time 289 of you have called diesel the "best idea short of affordable turbines," and another 279 say "it's good to see alternatives are building foundations" in the engine manufacturing market.  Collectively, that accounts for 84% of those who have responded to date.

As for our other readers:

  • 6% of you were largely indifferent to the development of diesel engines;

  • 7% said diesel would have no bearing on your flying;

  • and a mere 3% (22 readers) thought this was "a step in the wrong direction" for engine manufacturers.


According to the manufacturers, thousands of Very Light Jets have already been ordered. This week, we invite you to speculate on what that means:  Does the market really exist for thousands of Very Light Jets?

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