Accession Number : ADP004185

Title :   Review of Engine Ingestions to Wide Body Transport Aircraft,

Corporate Author : FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON DC OFFICE OF AIRPORT STANDARDS

Personal Author(s) : Harrison,M. J.

Report Date : 25 MAY 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : In January 1981, the Federal Aviation Administration's (FA) Northwest Region raised the issue of dual engine ingestion hazards to large, high bypass turbofan twin engine powered transport aircraft. The issue was whether dual engine failure was likely due to bird ingestions on twin engine aircraft equipped with high bypass turbofan engines. The Northwest Region, whose responsibility is certification of transport category aircraft, initiated a survey through air carriers worldwide, identifying damaging engine ingestions. The FAA's New England Region, who has responsibility for engine certification, initiated a review of engine ingestion data. In April 1981, an ad hoc team was formed to collect and analyze engine ingestion data. This paper presents some of the data and offers some considerations on how bird strike data should be collected and analyzed.

Descriptors :   *Bird strikes, Transport aircraft, Hazards, Turbofan engines, Ingestion(Engines), Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE