Honeywell to analyse volcanic ash in jet engines
Aerospace supplier Honeywell has announced that it will be analysing the effects of ash ingestion in two of its turboprop engines, used to gather scientific data during recent volcanic ash cloud over Europe. The engines, which accumulated 10 hours of operation within the volcanic ash cloud and an additional 22 hours of operation in the outer zone of the cloud, have now returned to the US for evaluation. “The industry has little information on the effects of volcanic ash ingestion in turbine engines and we hope the data we gain from this effort will help define operational impact to the engine and any damage to components,” said Ronald J. Rich, Vice President, Propulsion Systems, Honeywell Aerospace.
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