- Jun 6, 2021
the question is have they failed due to thier design, or have they failed because sales are limited. Aircraft companies built very few airplanes each year, motor demand is low. You could have the best design, top of the line equipment and materials, and fail to break into the market.Interesting how many of them are gone. Very few alternative engines have proven to be successful.
There will always be those who doubt your design, and universal agreement has never happened in the history of the world. Start up cost for engine manufacturer are astronomical, and in aircraft engines, it takes decades to build a customer base. This is why most will start ups will fail, and why advancements are slow to come in aviation engines.
personally I think another reason advancements are slow coming to aviation aircraft engines, a lot of designers and pilots are Leary of new technologies, no one wants an engine failure while in the air. So they are reluctant to try new tech until it is proven.
in Short if an engine company fails, it may not be due to poor design or bad products, it may just be they ran out of money due to the limited market and had to go out of business.