Re: Interesting United 928 channel 9 conversation

Date:         30 Mar 98 04:31:21 
From:         "Mark Rogers" <mmrogers@tcsn.net>
Organization: Verio Northern California's Usenet News Service
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Ian Judge <ian@judgei.demon.co.uk> wrote in article <airliners.1998.487@ohare.Chicago.COM>...
> What they are tracking is the consumption of oil over time. The amount
> of oil burnt along with analysis of deposits found on the chip detectors
> gives an indication of the engine health. Also the flight crew have to
> fill in an engine monitor which tracks speeds and temps as well.

Actually, engine reports are completely automated and transmitted via
ACARS.  No longer any flight crew input (for most aircraft types).

--Mark Rogers