Archive for the 'Power Plant Technology' Category

FiFi – The Last Flying B-29 Superfortress

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

FiFi,  a Boeing B-29A Superfortress, is one of only a few surviving B-29 bombers in existence and the only B-29 currently flying.  It is owned by the Commemorative Air Force, currently based at Addison, Texas.  FiFi tours the U.S.A. and Canada,  participating in air shows and providing flight experiences.  For prices ranging from $595 to [...]


The Brave New World of Jet Engine Maintenance

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Rolls-Royce has a long history of excellence in the automotive and aircraft industries. Mastery of both jumbo jet engine technology and jet engine maintenance  techniques has propelled Rolls-Royce into market leadership in this sector of the aerospace industry. A BBC documentary video was created in 2010, revealing Rolls-Royce jumbo jet engine manufacturing and technology in [...]

Inspecting a CFM56 jet engine – Opening an Engine Cowl

Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

  Imagine working on an Airbus A320, doing routine aircraft engine maintenance of a GE/SNECMA CFM56 jet engine. CFM is a combination of two major aircraft engine manufacturers: the French firm Snecma (SAFRAN Group) , and the U.S. firm, GE. This CFM56 jet engine is typically employed  in many current Airbus and Boeing aircraft, commonly [...]

How a Turbo Fan Jet Engine Works

Monday, July 18th, 2011

Any definition of an aircraft mechanic job would involve engine maintenance. The Turbo Fan jet engine has revolutionized the modern aircraft industry, because of its high efficiencies and power output.  First, here is a video illustrating the main components  of a jet engine. Shown below  is a video animation of a duel spool, high bypass [...]