Accession Number:

ADA361459

Title:

Statistical Loads Data for MD-82/83 Aircraft in Commercial Operations.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

DAYTON UNIV OH STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY DIV

Report Date:

1999-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

80.0

Abstract:

The University of Dayton is supporting Federal Aviation Administration FAA research on the structural integrity requirements for the US commercial transport aircraft fleet. The primary objective of this research is to support the FAA Airborne Data Monitoring Systems Research Program by developing new and improved methods and criteria for processing and presenting large commercial transport aircraft flight and ground loads usage data. The scope of activities performed involved I defining the service related factors which affect the operational life of commercial aircraft 2 designing an efficient software system to reduce, store, and process large quantities of optical quick access recorder data and 3 providing processed data in formats that will enable the FAA to reassess existing certification criteria. Equally important, these new data will also enable the FAA, the aircraft manufacturers, and the airlines to better understand and control those factors which influence the structural integrity of commercial transport aircraft. Presented herein are analyses and statistical summaries of data collected from 3987 flights representing 7120 flight hours of six typical MD-8283 aircraft during operational usage recorded by a single airline. The data include statistical information on accelerations, speeds, altitudes, flight duration and distance, gross weights, speed brakespoiler cycles, thrust reverser usage, and gust velocities encountered.

Subject Categories:

  • Aerodynamics
  • Training Aircraft
  • Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE