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SISIS ABSTRACT Before a new turbojet engine design is approved, the Federal Aviation

  title={SISIS ABSTRACT Before a new turbojet engine design is approved, the Federal Aviation},
  author={John Downer},
Administration (FAA) must assure themselves that, among many other things, the engine can safely ingest birds. They do this by mandating a series of well-defined - if somewhat Pythonesque - 'birdstrike tests' through which the manufacturers can demonstrate the integrity of their engines. In principle, the tests are straightforward: engineers run an engine at high speed, launch birds into it, and watch to see if it explodes. In practice, the tests rest on a complex and contentious logic. In this… Expand


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