Accession Number : ADA255467
Title : Bird Ingestion into Large Turbofan Engines
Descriptive Note : Interim rept.
Corporate Author : FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION TECHNICAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY NJ
Personal Author(s) : Banilower, Howard ; Goodall, Colin
Report Date : May 1992
Pagination or Media Count : 87
Abstract : The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is conducting a study of bird ingestion into certain modern, large high bypass turbofan engines. The engines under consideration were certificated to current FAA standards and are installed in A300, A310, A320, B747, B757, B767, DCIO, and MDII aircraft in commercial service worldwide. Data were collected during 1989-1991 by the principal manufacturers of such engines. This interim report provides some analysis of the initial 381 aircraft ingestion events, with emphasis on the kinds and numbers of ingested birds and the adverse effects of bird ingestion on aircraft engines and flights.
Descriptors : *TURBOFAN ENGINES , *AIRCRAFT ENGINES , *BIRDS , AIRCRAFT , MANAGEMENT , DAMAGE , FLIGHT , WEIGHT , STANDARDS , ENGINES , NUMBERS , HIGH BYPASS TURBOFANS
Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE