Reply to post: Re: Shouldn't the engines be more of a concern than the windows?

UK drone collision study didn't show airliner window penetration

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Re: Shouldn't the engines be more of a concern than the windows?

'Shouldn't the engines be more of a concern than the windows?'

Airliners are designed to fly* with one engine inoperative, so although a drone strike could** take one out of action there's no real risk to life. The 5 hour inspection would be because you need a borescope or similar to check the latter stages in the compressor/turbine for damage and then there's paperwork...

*From a certain point in the take-off run through all stages of flight back to a successful landing.

**Depending on what happens it's not inconceivable that the engine could operate in a reduced thrust capacity.

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