Homer J. Wood

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Homer J. Wood was an engineer at Garrett AiResearch, who did pioneering work in gas turbine engines for aircraft applications.[1][2] He won the Wright Brothers Medal in 1949 with Frederick Dallenbach for a paper[3] discussing auxiliary turbines to supply pneumatic power for aircraft based on the Garrett GTC43/44 and GTP70 units.[2] Wood went on to design the GTC85, one of the most widely used auxiliary power units in commercial and military aviation.[2]

Garrett AiResearch GTC85 auxiliary power unit


  1. ^ American Aviation (1949) 13, 30.
  2. ^ a b c Leyes, R. A. and Fleming, W. A. (1999) The History of North American Small Gas Turbine Aircraft Engines, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Reston VA.
  3. ^ H.J. Wood and F. Dallenbach (1950) Auxiliary Gas Turbines for Pneumatic Power in Aircraft Applications, SAE Quarterly Transactions 4, 197.