Aircraft Turbine Engines - Textbook



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Written for powerplant technicians and crewmembers that service, maintain and operate gas turbine engines used on today’s commercial aircraft. Comprehensive diagrams and images are used throughout the text to demonstrate key concepts. Turbine engine practices and techniques provide background information on standard industry practices.

Diagrams of aircraft gas turbine engines, turbofan, turbojet, turboprop and turboshaft are explored while emphasizing their independent systems. In addition, engine systems and components are covered in order to allow the reader to easily understand their function as part of the overall operation of the engine.

The volume covers the following topics:

  • History of turbines
  • Turbine principles
  • Terms and engine types
  • Turbine design
  • Systems and maintenance
  • Testing and operation
  • Turbofan engines
  • Turboshaft engines and APUs
  • Inspection and maintenance
  • Fault analysis
  • Turbine engine manufacturing


ISBN: 1-933189-14-2


Additional Resources:
Aircraft Turbine Engines Student Workbook

Instructor Resources:
Aircraft Turbine Engines Instructor Guide CD
Aircraft Turbine Engines Image Library CD