Posts Tagged ‘engines’
 

 

ETOPS – Enhancing Safety On Long Flights

As a passenger, you might see the word "ETOPS" stenciled on airplanes. What does ETOPS mean and why is it important?
by Ken Hoke
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Four Engines vs. Two: The Surprising Mathematical Guarantee of Safety

One would think that an aircraft with additional engines would provide even better performance on normal takeoffs, but the extra engines actually reduces it.
by David J. Williams
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The Evolution of Engine Starting: From Hand-Propping to Button Pushing

For many of us, our first understanding on how to start an airplane was when Bugs Bunny started the engines of the “World’s Largest Airplane” in Hare Lift (FF to 2:04). With a simple push of a button, all of the radial en...
by David J. Williams
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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the History of Engine Cowlings

Rarely is much attention paid to one of the most important design aspects of modern jet engines: The cowlings. Aviation safety expert David J. Williams explores the history and development of the modern engine enclosure.
by David J. Williams
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TAM Airbus A320 with broken engine cowling

Video: Passenger Captures Engine Cover Shattering During Takeoff

TAM Airlines Flight 3317 was departing for Sao Paulo when the cowling doors gave way on its left-hand CFM56 engine. At least one of the doors proceeded to fly into the side of the fuselage.
by admin
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