Bird Ingestion into Large Turbofan Engines
FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION TECHNICAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY NJ
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The Federal Aviation Administration FAA is conducting a study of bird ingestion turbofan engines. The engines under consideration were certificated to current FAA standards and are installed in A300, A310, A320, B747, B757, B767, DCIO, and MDII aircraft in commercial Service worldwide. Data were collected during 1989-1991 by the principal manufacturers of such engines. This Interim report provides some analysis of the initial 381 aircraft ingestion events, with emphasis on the kinds and numbers of ingested birds and the adverse effects of bird ingestion on aircraft engines and flights.
- Jet and Gas Turbine Engines