STATISTICS ON AIRCRAFT GAS TURBINE ENGINE ROTOR FAILURES THA OCCURRED IN U.S. COMMERCIAL AVIATION DURING 1984

The report presents statistics relating to gas turbine engine rotor failures which occurred during 1984 in U.S. commercial aviation service use. Two hundred and six failures occurred in 1984. Rotor fragments were generated in 114 of the failures, and of these 18 were uncontained. The predominant failure involved blade fragments, 90.3 percent of which were contained. Seven disk failures occurred and all were uncontained. Seventy percent of the 206 failures occurred during the take-off and climb stages of the flight. This service data analysis is prepared on a calendar year basis and published yearly. The data support flight safety analyses, proposed regulatory actions, certification standards, and cost benefit analyses.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Naval Air Propulsion Center

    P.O.Box 7176
    Trenton, NJ  United States  08628
  • Authors:
    • DELUCIA, R A
    • SALVINO, J T
    • FENTON, B C
  • Publication Date: 1989-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 26 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00494361
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NAPC-PE-185, DOT/FAA/CT-89-6
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1990 12:00AM