Accession Number:

ADA255747

Title:

Engine Bird Ingestion Experience of the Boeing 747 Aircraft - Expanded Data Base (October 1986 - September 1989).

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

DAYTON UNIV OH RESEARCH INST

Report Date:

1992-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

200.0

Abstract:

DOTFAACT-8916 covers the period from October 1986 to September 1987 DOTFAACT-8929 covers the period from October 1986 to September 1988 DOTFAACT-9028 covers the period from October 1986 to September 1989 The Federal Aviation Administration FAA Technical Center initiated a study in October 1986 to determine the numbers, weights, 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 report analyzes the entire 3 years of data collected by the engine manufacturers, the FAA, and the International Civil Aviation Organization ICAO during the period from October 1986 through September 1989. Probability of Ingestion, Statistical Analysis, Bird Ingestion, JT8D, Turbine Engine, CFM56, Turbofan Engine, Aircraft.

Subject Categories:

  • Biology
  • Jet and Gas Turbine Engines

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE