CCF6-80C2 HPT Blades Produced by Chromalloy Joint Venture – BELAC – Achieve 10,000 Flight Hours
Chromalloy announced today that the CF6-80C2 High Pressure Turbine (HPT) blades produced by its joint venture company, BELAC LLC, reached 10,000 flight hours of continuous use by a major global air carrier.
“This significant milestone by the fleet leader of BELAC’s CF6-80C2 HPT blades demonstrates outstanding performance and reliability under the rigor of commercial air operation,” said Chong Yi, President, BELAC LLC. “The blades are a proven alternative to original equipment manufacturer turbine engine blades.
”The fleet leader or first customer for the CF6-80C2 HPT blades logged the single largest number of flight hours using the BELAC blades, he said. “Other commercial operators have logged thousands of flight hours using the blades as an alternative to new OEM blades and replacements for non-repairable blades,” Yi said.
CF6-80C2 engine operators using the HPT blades logged a combined total of more than 520,000 flight hours of use during global air operations.
“Our blades are subject to the same type of rigorous engineering design and manufacturing processes and FAA scrutiny as OEM blades,” Yi said. “As independently manufactured replacement parts, HPT blades cost operators significantly less – and the cost savings to the operators multiply over the life cycle of the aircraft.” The engineered parts deliver even greater savings to operators when multiplied over an entire fleet.
BELAC PMA (Parts Manufacturer Approval) blades have demonstrated superior on-wing maintainability and lower overhaul costs when removed from service and inspected. PMA replacement parts are FAA certified to meet or exceed the performance, reliability and durability specifications of OEM parts for gas turbine engines.
BELAC LLC is a joint venture formed in 1998 by Chromalloy and commercial airline partners. Over the course of seven years and approximately 200 million flight hours, BELAC’s HPT blades have demonstrated outstanding high quality, reliability and performance.
Chromalloy designs and manufactures a catalog of other PMA (Parts Manufacturer Approval) replacement parts for aircraft engines that are FAA certified to meet or exceed the performance, reliability and durability specifications of original equipment manufacturer parts. Chromalloy also provides thermal barrier coatings, helping to increase fuel efficiency and thrust in turbine engines as well as specialized component repairs, providing end users with multiple options when faced with damaged or excessively used components.
Chromalloy is the only supplier providing PMA parts for the critical hot section of gas turbine engines. Chromalloy serves commercial and military customers worldwide and has operations and sales offices in the U.S., Mexico, the U.K., Netherlands, Italy, Germany, France, the U.A.E., Israel, China, Singapore, Thailand, Japan and Australia. More information is at www.belac.com.