Re: Trent 800 woes

Date:         24 Oct 97 04:33:12 
From:         jwizardc@aol.com (JWizardC)
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>And, yes... the widechord fan blades do CF out the debris / nuggets away
>from the core, and the core suffers less damage. Ask the airlines,
>they'll confirm this.

I think you'll find that the shape and size of the 'spinner' of the engine
also has a lot to do with it's ability/tendancy to keep rain, hail, etc.
out of the engine core.

TheFNG