Aircraft Gas Turbine Powerplants

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Aircraft Gas Turbine Powerplants Textbook & Workbook is the most up-to-date, in-depth, and complete book available on the design, theory, maintenance, and operation of aircraft gas turbine engines. It thoroughly explains each system of both large and turbine powerplants showing you design, function, operation, inspection, maintenance, and troubleshooting procedures. Over 500 illustrations and an extensive cross reference between today's aircraft and engines. It's companion Workbook, designed for self study, gives questions, answers, and explanatory explanations and is a worthwhile aid to understanding each section of the text.


  • Publisher: Jeppesen
  • Copyright Date: 2010
  • Pages: 544
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 11.0" x 8.5"


  • 1] History of Turbine Development
  • 2] Jet Propulsion Theory
  • 3] Turbine Engine Design & Construction
  • entrance ducts, accessory section, compressor section, diffuser section, combustion section, turbine section, exhaust section, thrust reversers, noise suppression, ventilation and cooling, engine mounts, bearings, materials, engine stations, references
  • 4] Engine Familiarization
  • Pratt & Whitney JT8D turbofan, Allison-250 turboshaft, Pratt & Whitney PT-6 turboprop, GE CFM56 turbofan
  • 5] Inspection & Maintenance
  • line maintenance, heavy shop maintenance, cold and hot section inspection and repair, main bearings and seals, modular maintenance, torque wrench use, locking methods, test cells, TBO and service life, ground and flight data, technical data ID system
  • 6] Lubrication Systems
  • principles and requirements, oil sampling, synthetic lubrication, servicing, dry sump systems, full flow systems, relief valve systems, hot tank vs. cold tank, troubleshooting
  • 7] Fuel Systems
  • principles, controls, water injection, power ratings, components and accessories, several detailed examples
  • 8] Compressor Anti-Stall Systems
  • variable angle vane system, variable angle inlet guides, troubleshooting, anti-stall bleed systems, troubleshooting
  • 9] Anti-Icing Systems
  • operation, regulator valve, controls
  • 10] Starter Systems
  • electric starters, starter generators, pneumatic starter, other systems
  • 11] Ignition Systems
  • main ignition, special handling, joule ratings, igniter plug type, CFM56 complete system, troubleshooting
  • 12] Engine Instrument Systems
  • EGT indicators, RPM indicators, pressure ratio system, torque indicating systems, fuel flow indicating, oil system indicators, marking of instruments
  • 13] Fire/Overheat Detection & Extinguishing Systems
  • single wire switch, dual wire switch, continuous loop system, pneumatic system, fire extinguishing, typical commercial airplane system
  • 14] Engine Operation
  • safety precautions, engine run-up, turboprop engine run-up, PT6 operation, engine power ratings, typical operating cautions
  • Appendix 1 - Type certificate data sheet E1GL
  • Appendix 2 - Type certificate data sheet E23EA
  • Appendix 3 - Decimal equivalents, conversion factors
  • Appendix 4 - Gas turbine powered aircraft familiarization
  • Appendix 5 - Common hand signals
  • Appendix 6 - Local speed of sound (Cs) chart
  • Appendix 7 - US standard atmosphere
  • Appendix 8 - Useful Formulas
  • Appendix 9 - Pressure correction factors
  • Appendix 10 - Ground Vs. flight performance
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