Accession Number : ADA147852


Title :   A Study of Bird Ingestions Into Large High Bypass Ratio Turbine Aircraft Engines.


Descriptive Note : Final rept. May 81-Jun 83,


Corporate Author : FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION TECHNICAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY NJ


Personal Author(s) : Frings,G


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a147852.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1984


Pagination or Media Count : 153


Abstract : From May 1981 to June 1983, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Technical Center conducted a detailed study of bird ingestions into large high bypass ratio turbine aircraft engines. The worldwide study covered over 2.7 million operations by 1,513 aircraft consisting of the DC8, DC10, B747, B757, B767, A300, A310, and L1011. The objective of this study was to determine the numbers, weights, and species of birds being ingested into these engines and determine what engine damage, if any, resulted. This report presents the findings of this study. (Author)


Descriptors :   *BIRD STRIKES , *INGESTION(ENGINES) , DATA BASES , COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT , DAMAGE ASSESSMENT , STATISTICAL DATA , FAN BLADES , WEIGHT , AVIATION ACCIDENTS , JET TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT , BIRDS , HIGH BYPASS TURBOFANS


Subject Categories : Jet and Gas Turbine Engines


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE