Accession Number:

ADA064292

Title:

Rotor Fragment Protection Program: Statistics on Aircraft Gas Turbine Engine Rotor Failures that Occurred in U. S. Commercial Aviation during 1976.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1975-1976,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL AIR PROPULSION CENTER TRENTON NJ PROPULSION ENGINEERING DEPT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

This report presents statistical information relating to the number of gas turbine engine rotor failures which occurred during 1976 in commercial aviation service use. The predominant failure involved blade fragments, 88 percent of which were contained. Although fewer rotor rim, disk, and seal failures occurred, all were uncontained. Sixty-seven percent of the 186 rotor failures occurred during the takeoff and climb stages of flight. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Military Aircraft Operations
  • Jet and Gas Turbine Engines

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE