Re: ETOPS Question

Date:         06 Oct 97 02:14:27 
From:         faurecm@halcyon.com (C. Marin Faure)
Organization: Northwest Nexus Inc.
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In article <airliners.1997.2403@ohare.Chicago.COM>, Exiled Expat
<lutsch@emirates.net.ae> wrote:

> C. Marin Faure wrote:
> > > On modern jetliners, if one engine fails during cruise, is the remaining
> > > engine really used to the max ?
>
> >   Unlike a turbofan engine, the
> > chance of failure in a piston engine increases steeply with power.  As
> > long as you don't overtemp it, a turbine could care less what power
> > setting you run it at or for how long.
>
> Sorry But this statement is not entirely correct, as turbine disks and blades
> are sensitive to higher than normal rotational speeds ...

My statement was probably a little too flip.  I meant that turbines don't
care what power setting you run it at within its normal operational
parameters which include rotational speeds.

C. Marin Faure
  author, Flying A Floatplane