Accession Number:

ADA199063

Title:

Statistics on Aircraft Gas Turbine Engine Rotor Failures that Occurred in U.S. Commercial Aviation During 1982

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION TECHNICAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY NJ

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

41.0

Abstract:

This report presents statistics relating to gas turbine engine rotor failures which occurred during 1982 in U. S. commercial aviation service use. One-hundred and sixty-one rotor failures occurred in 1982. Rotor fragments were generated in 88 of the failures and, of these, 16 were uncontained. The predominant failure involved blade fragments. Seventy percent of the 161 failures occurred during the takeoff and climb stages of flight. This service data analysis is prepared on a calendar year basis and published yearly. The data support flight safety analysis, proposed regulatory actions, certification standards, and cost benefit analyses. Keywords Air transportation Hazards Aviation safety Gas turbine engine rotor Failure containment. edc

Subject Categories:

  • Military Aircraft Operations
  • Jet and Gas Turbine Engines

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE