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cowl

1. the part of a car body that supports the windscreen and the bonnet
2. Aeronautics another word for cowling

Cowl

A metal cover fitted with louvers, often capable of rotating, fixed on a roof ventilator or chimney to improve the natural ventilation or draft.

cowl

A protective hood on a vertical pipe (such as a soil stack or vent pipe); used to exclude rain-water and snow.

cowl

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A covering surrounding the whole, or part, of an engine or a power unit installed on the aircraft. It is either hinged or other-wise removable. Cowls minimize drag and help cool the engine.
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The report said that plane manufacturer Airbus had recommended airlines strictly adhere to maintenance standards following previous instances of fan cowl door separation on the A320 "family" of planes.
The AAIB recommended that Airbus notify Airbus A320 family aircraft owners of the BA incident and reiterate "the importance of verifying that the fan cowl doors are latched prior to flight by visually checking the position of the latches".
Although his roles were sometimes less than glorious in the following decades--an inveterate gambler, Cowl took on dozens of B movies to remain flush--however ludicrous the film, Cowl managed to stand out with some distinction.
Minneapolis, worked together in the mid-90s to redesign the strut fan cowl support beam component to a one-piece casting.
The MicroDisk silencer integrates the spiral chamber technology the company pioneered in its Cowl products.
When available, cowl flaps and/or shutters are used to manage that airflow by either blocking it from entering the cowling (shutters) or controlling how much of it can escape (cowl flaps).
The Airbus A320-family Flight Crew Operating Manual Standard Operating for the exterior walk-around includes a check on each engine that the fan cowl doors are closed and latched.
Plymouth city council said: "There is a care plan in place to ensure the remaining resident at Frank Cowl House is well looked after.
And thank God, on this one (film) I can - on (first movie) Batman Begins I couldn't - so I had to get inside because I couldn't let anybody see me without the cowl," he added.
Sgt Cowl said: "They were the biggest plants I've ever seen, some had grown up to 5ft high.
Goodrich Corporation (NYSE:GR), a supplier of systems and services to the aerospace and defence industry, has been given FAA Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for its lightweight and durable fan cowl design, for V2500-A5 engine nacelles.