Victech From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 546 posts, RR: 2 Posted (14 years 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1054 times:
Does anyone know the effects of large (10 pounds and up) birds on fixed-vane engines (low-bypass, like the JT8D and others)? I know that very high bypass (example, GE90) engines act like "oversized Cuisinarts" as they have rotating primary fans. Any insights?
Buff From Australia, joined Mar 2007, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (14 years 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1003 times:
The lower bypass engine intakes have lesser frontal areas than high bypass engines. Chances of feathered-friend ingestion are proportionately lower. IF ingested however, the bird will do the same kind of damage.