Accession Number:

ADA234016

Title:

Study of Bird Ingestions into Small Inlet Area Aircraft Turbine Engines

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. May 1987-Apr 1989

Corporate Author:

DAYTON UNIV OH RESEARCH INST

Report Date:

1990-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

93.0

Abstract:

This report summarizes 2 years of data collection on ingestion of birds into small inlet area aircraft turbine engines. A total of 16.1 million engine operations were flown by aircraft equipped with the small inlet area engines ALF502, TFE731, TPE331, AND JT15D included in the study. This includes 24 months of operations for the first three engines and 12 months of operations for the fourth. A total of 210 engine ingestion events were reported during the 2 years of data collection. This report analyzes these events to determine probability of ingestion, probability of degree of damage, probability of ingestion by phase of flight, and frequency of ingestion by geographic area.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Aircraft Operations
  • Jet and Gas Turbine Engines

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE