Accession Number:

ADA409728

Title:

Mechanical Systems Characterization of Boeing 747 Aging Systems Test Bed Aircraft

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

SANDIA NATIONAL LABS ALBUQUERQUE NM AIRWORTHINESS ASSURANCE NDI VALIDATION CENTER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2002-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

As part of the Federal Aviation Administration FAA Aging Aircraft Program, the FAA purchased a Boeing 747 to be used as a test bed aircraft for investigating aging mechanical and electrical systems. When retired, the airplane was decommissioned in a way to preserve the functionality of the mechanical and electrical systems. Total Aircraft Services, Inc., under contract to the FAA Airworthiness Assurance Nondestructive Validation Center located at Sandia National Laboratories, was charged with assessing the status of the aircrafts systems. The purpose of the assessment was to determine the condition of the mechanical systems on the airplane and to determine what would be required to make any nonworking systems functional. This report documents the results of this assessment. This assessment determined that most of the mechanical systems that are significant to the Aging Mechanical , p0106Systems Project are operational or are capable of easily being made operational.

Subject Categories:

  • Terminal Flight Facilities
  • Commercial and General Aviation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE