Just wondering since I've never seen turbofan aircraft mentioned on SID or STAR charts, and many airliners are turbofan nowadays.


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The term "turbojet" in this context is used a bit more loosely. The pilot-controller glossary document from the FAA defines it as follows:

TURBOJET AIRCRAFT− An aircraft having a jet engine in which the energy of the jet operates a turbine which in turn operates the air compressor.

You can see this is general enough to include turbofan aircraft as well. The main distinction is vs. a turboprop, where the turbine drives the propeller.


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