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Effects Of Large Birds On Fixed-vane Engines?

Fri Jul 07, 2000 9:34 am

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?
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RE: Effects Of Large Birds On Fixed-vane Engines?

Fri Jul 07, 2000 6:12 pm

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.

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