flight cycle


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flight cycle

The sequence of operations and conditions, which is different for the airframe, the engine, and each system of equipment that together make up one flight.
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For the investigation of the quantitative regularity of long-term strength reduction process during the operation the service life reduction factor is often applied This factor is also assumed as proportional to equivalent working time of an element or number of flight cycles n :
Neumann's variable pitch compressor stator changes compressor stator or vane pitch angles by ten to thirty degrees during a flight cycle, so that both engine performance and fuel consumption are improved.
It warned that one operator of the jet "reported a 16-inch crack" in the skin of the fuselage on an airplane that was 14 years old with approximately 14,000 total flight cycles.
6-centimeter) crack under the 3-bay SATCOM antenna adapter plate in the crown skin of the fuselage on an airplane that was 14 years old with approximately 14,000 total flight cycles.
In late 2009, Bombardier launched a life extension program to prolong the economic life of the Dash 8-100 turboprop to a target of 120,000 flight cycles from the original 80,000 flight cycles.
Operators will be required within 500 flight cycles to determine if defective parts are installed, and if so, change out the HSTA within a certain number of flight cycles, depending on the in-service time of the unit.
To date, the fleet of over 800 engines in service worldwide has logged nearly two million flight hours and more than one million flight cycles without a single engine-related event.
This configuration was introduced in September 2007 and, to date, the fleet of over 800 engines in service worldwide has logged nearly 2 million flight hours and more than 1 million flight cycles without a single engine-related event.
The second milestone was passed in Dresden where fatigue tests on the A380 reached 10,000 flight cycles.
The aircraft has flown 32,000 flight cycles to date - each representing one takeoff and one landing.
THE plane is shown in Lockheed records to be still with AirOps, having clocked up 56,405 flight hours and 20,514 flight cycles.
As these assets age and as new aircraft are incorporated into flight cycles, inspection and maintenance/repair/overhaul (MRO) are increasingly top priorities for manufacturers and carrier-operators alike.

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