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Multi-Engine Aircraft

As aircraft design evolved, the search for more power and greater performance led to multi-engine airframe formats. If one engine was good, two or more must be better. It was that enthusiasm for performance and power that ultimately allowed simple machines such as the Wright Flier to evolve into the airliners that begin stitching the world together. Rapidly progressing aircraft technology walked hand-in-hand with lightweight engine technology making possible aircraft that were increasingly fast and more powerful. The technological frontier was to find new ways to utilize the airplane. Then the goal became more people, more cargo, and greater distances.