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Aviation Watch: Keeping Turbines Spinning, Passengers Safe

Law360 (June 6, 2018, 2:55 PM EDT) -- Engine failures have become almost unknown in modern commercial aviation, in contrast to the piston engine era. The reason is clear. The power cycle of turbine engines is far simpler than that of reciprocating engines — with their crankshafts, connecting rods and pistons churning up and down; two valves per cylinder, opening and closing with precise timing to admit fuel and air, and allow exhaust to escape; two spark plugs per cylinder, firing at the precise moment to create power; and a host of ancillary systems...
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