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What Is The Jet Engine Cover/collar Called?

Sat Feb 18, 2006 11:28 am

My mind has failed me...

What is the thing called that covers the front part of Airline engines? Specifically, the current Boeing RR Trent models. Is it noscule or something like that?

Please see my picture on flickr to see what I'm inquiring about:

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RE: What Is The Jet Engine Cover/collar Called?

Sat Feb 18, 2006 5:12 pm

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.
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RE: What Is The Jet Engine Cover/collar Called?

Sat Feb 18, 2006 6:18 pm

There is a great photo that shows this phenomenon very good here in the database.

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