Accession Number:

ADA244353

Title:

Study of the Engine Bird Ingestion Experience of the Boeing 737 Aircraft

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Oct 86-Sep 89,

Corporate Author:

DAYTON UNIV OH RESEARCH INST

Report Date:

1991-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

194.0

Abstract:

The Federal Aviation Administration FAA Technical Center initiated a study in October 1986 to determine the numbers, weight, and species 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 were 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 final report analyzes the entire 3 years of data collection which extended from October 1986 through September 1989.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Aircraft Operations
  • Jet and Gas Turbine Engines

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE