The Optima nozzle brings the best of both worlds together. An improved forward thrust performance comparable with the conventional 19A nozzle, combined with the good reverse thrust performance of the 37 nozzle. It has a slightly longer and higher inlet profile and the propeller is located just behind the middle of the nozzle. The outlet profile is practically identical to the profile of the type 37 nozzles. After an intensive period of designing, developing and testing we launched the Optima nozzle in 1998.