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Powerplant

The complete installation of an aircraft engine, propeller, and all accessories needed for its proper function.

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annual inspection

Aviation; Aircraft maintenance

A complete inspection of the air-frame and powerplant required for FAA-certificated aircraft operating under 14 CFR part 91 General Operating and Flight Rules, and not on one of the authorized ...

hermetically sealed

Aviation; Aircraft maintenance

A complete seal, especially against the escape or entry of air.

diffuser

Aviation; Aircraft maintenance

A component in a gas turbine engine that decreases the velocity of air flowing through it and increases its pressure.

chip detector

Aviation; Aircraft maintenance

A component in a lubrication system that attracts and holds ferrous metal chips circulating with the engine oil. Some chip detectors are part of an electrical circuit. When metal particles short ...

flow divider (turbine engine)

Aviation; Aircraft maintenance

A component in a turbine engine fuel system that routes all of the fuel to the primary nozzles or primary orifices when starting the engine or when the rpm is low. When the engine speed builds up, ...

deaerator

Aviation; Aircraft maintenance

A component in a turbine engine lubrication system that removes air from the scavenged oil before it is returned to the tank.

air-oil separator

Aviation; Aircraft maintenance

A component in a turbine engine lubrication system that removes the air from the scavenged oil before it is returned to the oil tank.

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