Accession Number:

ADA255741

Title:

Statistics on Aircraft Gas Turbine Engine Rotor Failures That Occurred in U.S Commercial Aviation During 1988.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION TECHNICAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY NJ

Report Date:

1992-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

This report presents statistical information relating to gas turbine engine rotor failures which occurred during 1988 in U.S. commercial aviation service use. Four hundred and thirteen failures occurred in 1988. Rotor fragments were generated in 175 of the failures, and of these 14 were uncontained. The predominant failure involved blade fragments, 95 percent of which were contained. Five disk failures occurred and all were uncontained. Forty-two percent of the 413 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 are useful in support of flight safety analyses, proposed regulatory actions, certification standards, and cost benefit analyses.

Subject Categories:

  • Jet and Gas Turbine Engines

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE