Greenjet From Ireland, joined Aug 2001, 1025 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 25675 times:
The terms nacelle and cowling are both used. Your photo captures a phenomenon (witnessed at sunrise and sunset) that some have mistaken for engine fires in the past. I know of one aircraft at CDG that had a full evacuation after the setting sun reflecting off the engine created the illusion it was on fire.