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Systems of Commercial Turbofan Engines

An Introduction to Systems Functions


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Pages 1-21
  3. Pages 23-47
  4. Pages 151-166
  5. Pages 167-178
  6. Pages 179-183
  7. Pages 185-198
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 199-234

About this book


For the understanding of the operation of gas turbine engines used in aircraft, it is not enough to understand the basic operation of a gas turbine. It is also necessary to understand the operation and the design of its systems. This book provides an introduction to the systems of modern commercial turbofan engines. It is made for the reader who is familiar with the basics of aircraft gas turbine engine operation and is preparing him- or herself for the first engine type training. This book also offers a basic orientation through the numerous tubes, lines and system components installed on a complex turbofan engine.

Within this book you will find information on the operation of engine systems, the functions of their components and the terminology used throughout the industry. The engine systems are explained using examples selected from today’s engines. As a result, you will be made familiar with the current technology in this field. The examples include various engines from different manufacturers. Even if you have no engineering background, this book will provide you with comprehensible information and will help you to acquire a deeper knowledge of the operating principles at work in the systems of commercial turbofan engines. It is useful for the aircraft mechanic, the engineering student and for the student pilot.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Abt. HAM WT3Lufthansa Technik AGHamburgGermany

About the authors

Andreas Linke-Diesinger started his aeronautical carreer as an aircraft mechanic. In 1986 he earned his degree in aeronautical engineering at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences. He has several years' experience as an instructor for engine and aircraft type training at Lufthansa Technical Training. He is currently working for the propulsion systems engineering department of Lufthansa Technik

He holds a commercial pilot's licence with an IFR rating (CPL(A)/IR) and a flight instructor training.

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