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Old 07-12-2004, 11:44 PM   #1
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Default So how do jet aircraft generate electricity?

I would imagine prop driven planes have an alternator of sorts, but how do jet aircrafts generate power to drive ancillary devices?

A generator was my first guess, but the few occasions I've been on smaller private jets I had never heard them.

Just wondering.
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Old 07-12-2004, 11:48 PM   #2
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Default the turbines drive generators

same principle as many of the new cruise ship that use electric pods that run off gas turbine generators.
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Old 07-13-2004, 05:49 AM   #3
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