Revolutionary jet engine has no moving parts

A Regina-based aerospace company is working on a new jet engine that has no moving parts.

Avro Aircraft will be testing its unique design using a jet called the Canadian Tebuan.

The Avro engine converts sound waves into energy.

"We've eliminated the turbine blades and the moving parts forward of the compressor," Vladimir Mravcak, from Avro, told CBC News. "We've replaced it with our patented intake system. So essentially we've created a jet engine with no moving parts."

Mravcak said they hope to have the jet fitted with their engine for testing by late summer.

Avro is working in conjunction with Atlantis Research Labs, also based in Saskatchewan.

With files from CBC's Adam Hunter