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Name: Steve
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Location: AZ 
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Date: 8/6/2005


Question:
Why is a jet engine so much more efficient at high altitude than at low altitude?


Replies:
The engines themselves are largely designed to operate at high altitude due to the thinner air present. By pushing the airplane through thinner air, the entire aircraft is more efficient.

Ryan Belscamper



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