Accession Number:

ADA224511

Title:

Study of the Engine Bird Ingestion Experience of the Boeing 737 Aircraft (October 1986- September 1988)

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.

Corporate Author:

DAYTON UNIV OH RESEARCH INST

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

151.0

Abstract:

The Federal Aviation Administration FAA Technical Center initiated a study in October 1986 to determine the numbers, sizes, and types of birds which are being ingested into medium and large inlet area turbofan engines and to determine what damage, if any, results. Bird ingestion data are being collected for the Boeing 737 model aircraft which uses either the Pratt and Whitney JT8D medium inlet area turbofan engine or the CFM International CFM56 large inlet area turbofan engine. This interim report analyzes the first 2 years of data collection for the 3-year study. The first 2 years extended from October 1986 through September 1988.

Subject Categories:

  • Civilian Aircraft
  • Jet and Gas Turbine Engines

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE