Tsk. I think you'll find this was a prototype from a competitor - Pritt and Witney.I've often wonder why people buy a product from a company with 'Pratt'un the name. Still since Eejut and Muppet stopped making jet engines they don't have much choice.
I used to live under the final approach for Manchester Airport; bits of plane landed in people's garden occasionally in the eight years I was there.Did you see pictures of the engine cowling in peoples gardens... the front 'hoop' laying against someone's house wall.
That the shroud. Made from inconel and incredibly tough, supposed to contain the shrapnel in the event that the turbine blades let go, yet when it was really needed it fell off...Did you see pictures of the engine cowling in peoples gardens... the front 'hoop' laying against someone's house wall.
There lies another reason why I won't be rushing to get back on an aircraft once we are allowed to travel. Having this amount of planes lying idle for such a long period is new ground for the industry (other than at specialist facilities like the ones in the Arizona desert). Normally planes are flying for an amazing amount of hours to keep them profitable, and only get pulled out of operational duties for scheduled maintenance. Who knows what sort of damage is being caused to them by lying idle. We might be about to find out the hard way....or because these jets have been standing largely idle and unused.
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