Accession Number:

ADA220129

Title:

Statistics on Aircraft Gas Turbine Engine Rotor Failures That Occurred in U.S. Commercial Aviation during 1986

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL AIR PROPULSION TEST CENTER TRENTON NJ

Report Date:

1990-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

This report presents statistical information relating to gas turbine engine rotor failures which occurred during 1986 in U.S. commercial aviation service use. Two hundred forty-nine failures occurred in 1986. Rotor fragments were generated in 140 of the failures, and of these 16 were uncontained. The predominant failure involved blade fragments, 93 percent of which were contained. Two disk failures occurred and all were uncontained. Sixty-five percent of the 249 failures occurred during the takeoff and climb stage of flight. This service data analysis is prepared on a calendar year basis and published yearly. The data are useful in support of flight safety analyses, proposed regulatory actions, certification standards, and cost benefit analyses. Air transportation Aircraft hazards Aircraft safety Gas turbine engine rotor failures Containment.

Subject Categories:

  • Aerodynamics
  • Jet and Gas Turbine Engines

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE