Definition of nacelle
: a streamlined enclosure (as for an engine) on an aircraft
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This is the third major incident with a Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engine since May. Earlier in June, a China Eastern Airlines A330 en route to Shanghai had to return to Sydney after the engine nacelle was damaged.
Foreign wind vendors, such as Danish turbine producer Vestas, built factories in China and instructed Chinese workers and contractors how to fabricate blades, assemble nacelles and build complex electronic controls and generators.
After the airplane landed safely back in Sydney, emergency crews found a gaping hole in the front part of the engine nacelle's structural casing, known as the nose cowl.
One is to angle the nacelles forward rather than leaving them vertical, which would allow the aircraft to remain for about half an hour.
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