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Audio answer: ‘Engine shutdown’

Here’s the text to the listening from yesterday.

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A 747 was climbing out from its airport of origin when the crew requested clearance to stop their climb at FL080. They reported that they were shutting down the number 4 engine due to low oil pressure. Then they requested clearance to dump fuel. They climbed to FL100 while dumping fuel and returned to their airport of origin for a safe landing about one hour after departure.

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Video answers: ‘GEnx engine’

Here are the answers to last Friday’s video, enjoy!

Suggested ICAO level for video: 5+

  1. A 20% fuel burn efficiency and a 30% reduction in overall plane maintenance costs.
  2. The pressure ratio in their compressor is the best in its class.
  3. It provides a 15% efficiency improvement over its predecessor.
  4. Japan Airlines were able to fly their 787 from Tokyo to Boston, a flight that had never been operated with this size of aircraft before.
  5. They run the engine through very severe conditions and 30,000 cycles so that their customers don’t experience any problems with their product.

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Video: ‘GEnx Engine’

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This week we look at a video that describes GE Aviation’s most advanced engine, the GEnx and how’s it’s powering Boeing’s 787 and 747-8 into the future.

Try to answer the following question about the video and come back on Monday for the answer.

Suggested ICAO level for video: 5+

  1. With the GEnx engine, what levels of efficiency improvements were they looking for?
  2. Which aspect of the GEnx engine is the best in its class?
  3. What fuel burn advantage does The GEnx engine provide over their previous engine?
  4. What practical difference did the GEnx engine make to their first customer?
  5. What precautions ensure that customers don’t experience problems with the engine?

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Engine fumes

Here’s the text to the listening from yesterday.

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An Airbus A340, flying from Berlin (Germany) to Singapore with 246 passengers was preparing for departure. It had suffered an engine problem previously and this engine had been replaced.

The aircraft then departed for the flight to Singapore. During the flight high levels of oil consumption were recorded in the new engine. The cabin slowly filled with fumes and some passengers felt unwell. The bleed air supply for this engine was switched off and the fumes disappeared.

The aircraft continued to its destination for a safe landing. Several passengers received medical assistance upon arrival in Singapore but none were considered sick enough to be taken to hospital.

The plane completed its return flight to Berlin as normal before maintenance was carried out on the affected engine.

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Engine fumes

Listen to this recording and try to write what your understand. You can listen as many times as you like.

Come back and check the text from this recording tomorrow.

Suggested ICAO level: 4+

Have a great day!