Accession Number : ADA116831

Title :   Survey and Update of F-14A Mission Profiles for TF30 Engine Usage.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER WARMINSTER PA AIRCRAFT AND CREW SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s) : Cote,S M

PDF Url : ADA116831

Report Date : 30 Apr 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : The mission profiles and maintenance procedures relating to the TF30-P-412 engines have been investigated to find out whether an observed reduction in engine usage was due to different aircraft missions or new flight procedures. A survey of fleet squadron personnel revealed mission profiles are essentially the same; however, fewer air combat engagements and landing practices account for the lower usage. The F-14 role is now more evenly distributed between air combat and intercepts, while the total number of these missions remains constant. A future advanced technology engine in this aircraft is likely to encounter higher usage requirements if there are no throttle cycle restrictions. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Aircraft maintenance, *Gas turbines, *Life cycles, *Maintenance management, Aircraft engines, Mission profiles, Aircraft landings, Aerial warfare, Reduction, Spare parts, Wear, Fatigue life, Engine components, Throttling, Performance(Engineering), Fuel consumption, Military requirements, Specifications, Flight training, Jet fighters, Turbofan engines, Systems analysis, Test methods

Subject Categories : Attack and Fighter Aircraft
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE