Accession Number : ADA321546

Title :   T56 Propulsion System Cost Study.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : DEFENCE AND CIVIL INST OF ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE DOWNSVIEW (ONTARIO)

Personal Author(s) : Jaansalu, Kevin M. ; Hastings, Robert R. ; Nelson, Greg N.

PDF Url : ADA321546

Report Date : NOV 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 67

Abstract : This study analyzes operating costs and flight safety data of the propulsion systems on the CC-130 Hercules and CP-140 Aurora/Arcturus aircraft to identify where R&D investment could provide airworthiness or program cost benefits. Operational impact and R&O cost data are provided on the gas turbine engine, the reduction gearbox, and the propeller systems. The propeller system has a greater impact for both aircraft types on flight safety occurrences than the engine itself. The engine impact on airworthiness of the CC-130 Hercules and CP-140 Aurora aircraft is relatively benign, however benefit to airworthiness could be realized by R&D investment in advanced health usage monitoring systems. Modest cost improvements should be achievable via component repair scheme development, simple trend monitoring, in-line oil debris monitoring, and advanced propeller design.

Descriptors :   *AIRCRAFT ENGINES, *GAS TURBINES, *AVIATION SAFETY, *TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT, *JET PROPULSION, *AIRWORTHINESS, COST EFFECTIVENESS, DEBRIS, MONITORING, COST ANALYSIS, CANADA, REDUCTION, REPAIR, FRENCH LANGUAGE, PROPELLERS, TRANSMISSIONS(MECHANICAL).

Subject Categories : Transport Aircraft
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Jet and Gas Turbine Engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE