Chromalloy Unveils Newly Renovated, Outfitted Turbine Engine Repair Center in San Diego
SAN DIEGO, Calif., October 7, 2011 – Chromalloy, a leading independent provider of advanced repairs, services and solutions for aerospace and industrial gas turbine engines, today unveiled its newly renovated turbine engine repair center and service depot in San Diego, Calif.
“With a modern, state-of-the-art facility, Chromalloy continues on a path of delivering outstanding service to our customers now and in the future,” said Armand F. Lauzon, Jr., President. “We now offer additional capabilities under a single roof to serve a wide range of commercial and military aircraft operators and industrial and aero-derivative operators.”
Ruben Barrales, President, San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, said, “We are pleased to have partnered with Chromalloy during the renovation of this operation and will continue to support future success.”
The expanded and remodeled engine center now provides turbine parts repairs and overhaul, leasing services, workscope management, and module refurbishment. The 110,000 square foot facility also has the only engine test cell on the U.S. West Coast providing monitoring and evaluation for JT8D engines.
The facility now houses all capabilities from the company’s El Cajon, Calif., service center into the newer San Diego facility, which is located next to the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. During the last several months Chromalloy moved work and equipment from El Cajon into the newer San Diego facility where it also operated a turbine service center.
Additional equipment was purchased and installed. The company invested approximately $1 million to renovate, equip and modernize the service center. Employees from both facilities now work at the San Diego campus.
Chromalloy is the world’s largest independent supplier of technologically advanced repairs, coatings, and FAA-approved replacement parts for turbine airfoils and other critical engine components for commercial airlines, the military and industrial turbine engine applications, Chromalloy counts as its customers many of the world’s major airlines.
In addition, the company provides industrial turbine operators including electrical utilities and offshore platform operators with gas turbine engine parts, coatings and advanced repairs.
Founded 60 years ago, Chromalloy’s continued investments in research and development of coating, and repair and manufacturing technology has led to the development of electron beam physical vapor deposition with ceramic materials, vacuum plasma, diffused precious metal / aluminide coatings, and vision-guided interactive laser welding and drilling for most advanced turbine engine components, as well as many other advanced technologies.
The company’s engineered components and blades are subject to the same FAA requirements and scrutiny as OEM-produced equipment. In support of marine and land-based gas turbines, Chromalloy employs identical engineering disciplines used to produce its FAA-certified parts.
More information is at www.chromalloy.com.
Chromalloy has evolved from a gas turbine parts repair business into the leading independent supplier of advanced repairs, FAA approved replacement parts and maintenance, repair and overhaul for gas turbines used in aviation and land-based applications. Chromalloy serves the airline, military, marine and industrial gas turbine segments with a broad range of services at locations in 17 countries around the globe. Chromalloy is authorized by the FAA and EASA and many other NAAs, and is qualified under ISO and NADCAP. Chromalloy is a subsidiary of Sequa Corporation.
Sequa Corporation is a diversified industrial company with operations in the aerospace, metal coatings and automotive industries. Sequa is a Carlyle Group company. For additional information, visit www.sequa.com.