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    Aircraft Powerplants, Eighth Edition

    By: Michael Kroes, Thomas Wild

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    The most comprehensive, current guide to aircraft powerplants

    Fully revised to cover the latest industry advances, Aircraft Powerplants, Eighth Edition, prepares you for certification as an FAA powerplant technician in accordance with the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR). This authoritative text has been updated to reflect recent changes in FAR Part 147.

    This new edition features expanded coverage of turbine-engine theory and nomenclature; current models of turbofan, turboprop, and turboshaft engines; and up-to-date details on turbine-engine fuel, oil, and ignition systems. Important information on how individual components and systems operate together is integrated throughout the text. Clear photos of various components and a full-color insert of diagrams and systems are included. Review questions at the end of each chapter enable you to check your knowledge of the topics presented in this practical resource.

    Aircraft Powerplants, Eighth Edition, covers:

    Aircraft powerplant classification and progress

    Reciprocating-engine construction and nomenclature

    Internal-combustion engine theory and performance

    Lubricants and lubricating systems

    Induction systems, superchargers, turbochargers, and cooling and exhaust systems

    Basic fuel systems and carburetors

    Fuel injection systems

    Reciprocating-engine ignition and starting systems

    Operation, inspection, maintenance, and troubleshooting of reciprocating engines

    Reciprocating-engine overhaul practices

    Gas-turbine engine: theory, jet propulsion principles, engine performance, and efficiencies

    Principal parts of a gas-turbine engine, construction, and nomenclature

    Gas-turbine engine: fuels and fuel systems

    Turbine-engine lubricants and lubricating systems

    Ignition and starting systems of gas-turbine engines

    Turbofan, turboprop, and turboshaft engines

    Gas-turbine operation, inspection, troubleshooting, maintenance, and overhaul

    Propeller theory, nomenclature, and operation

    Turbopropellers and control systems

    Propeller installation, inspection, and maintenance

    Engine indicating, warning, and control systems

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