Maintenance Matters

January 2015 Issue

Engine Isolators: Vibration Protection

Among the least-known components in your airplane, the engine isolators save the airframe from the engine. Here’s what they do and how.

Engine mounts have it tough. The elastomer doughnut-looking things that live between the engine and airframe to prevent the vibration of the ironmongery up front from beating the rest of the aircraft to flinders not only live in a harsh environment, they are generally forgotten after being installed and are subject to an ongoing identity crisis.

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