April 2014
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Chromalloy completes first delivery of new components for Rolls-Royce Trent XWB aircraft engine production

Chromalloy delivered the first seal segment carrier components to Rolls-Royce for the new Trent XWB aircraft engine. “As a supplier for the new Trent XWB engine, Chromalloy has delivered our first seal segment carrier components to the manufacturer’s production line,” said Carlo Luzzatto, President.

“The components were cast at a Chromalloy investment foundry and machining was performed at a manufacturing center in the company’s global network,” Luzzatto said.

Chromalloy produced the components on schedule as part of a multi-year contract for the supply chain of the new Trent XWB engine – a next-generation, fuel-efficient power system scheduled to enter service in mid-2014.

“Chromalloy is a total solution provider for critical components for power systems, offering make-complete parts from design and engineering services through casting and machining,” Luzzatto said.

The company is a long-time supplier to Rolls-Royce, providing repairs and services for the components found in the gas path or hot section of commercial and military aircraft engines. Contracts include services for the Trent and RB series engines, among others.


MRO Americas 2014 tees up in Phoenix, Ariz., April 8-10

The MRO industry’s largest gathering for aviation maintenance professionals is expected to draw more than 8,000 participants when it gets under way this week in Phoenix. More than 600 exhibitors are registered to participate. Peggy Gilligan, FAA Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety, will present the opening keynote address.

Chromalloy is an Executive Level sponsor of MRO Americas 2014. The company will exhibit gas turbine engine repairs and advanced services. Participants are invited to visit Chromalloy at Booth 2203.

Andrew Farrant, Chromalloy Vice President, Marketing & Corporate Communications, will be a featured panelist at MRO Americas 2014. On Thursday, April 10, Farrant will participate in a panel about marketing services, hosted by Aviation Week.

MRO Americas 2014 also will present a forecast and analysis general session from industry experts Chris Doan, Chairman and CEO, Team SAI; Brian Kough, Director, Forecasts & Analytics, Aviation Week; and David Stewart, Vice President, ICF SH&E. Concurrent conference tracks during the three-day gathering include Propulsion, Logistics & Supply Chain, Leasing, Financing, Ground Support Equipment, Business Development and Advanced Materials.

MRO Americas will be co-located with MRO Military, which will draw officials and personnel from all U.S. military branches. The MRO Military conference agenda will address maintenance strategies and technologies for fighter sustainment, rotor wing aircraft, tankers and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

More information and registration for MRO Americas 2014 is available at


Chromalloy appoints new sales leader to Pratt & Whitney Canada account

Chromalloy’s Commercial Aero Strategic Business Unit (SBU) has appointed Stefanie Corriveau, a seasoned aerospace professional, as the new Regional Account Manager responsible for the Pratt & Whitney Canada account. Corriveau will focus on new and existing commercial and military opportunities across the worldwide Pratt & Whitney Canada network.

Corriveau joins the company from Rolls-Royce, where she was Regional Sales Executive responsible for sales in the CorporateCare program, the manufacturer’s engine maintenance program, in Canada and for all new Bombardier Global 5000/6000 customers worldwide.

Prior to that she was Marketing Manager at the Rolls-Royce Canada Repair and Overhaul facility where she oversaw engine repair time and material sales. Previously she held marketing positions at Bombardier Aerospace. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Concordia University in Montreal.


Van Gestel is new business development engineering lead in Holland

Ron van Gestel, a 14-year Chromalloy business and technical leader, was appointed Head of Business Development Engineering for Chromalloy’s Holland facility. Van Gestel will lead and manage all business development activities from an engineering perspective. Earlier he held technical and management roles in quality assurance, research and development, and marketing.

He worked in a variety of capacities as part of the company’s Energy SBU including NPI (New Product Introduction) Program Manager. Prior to joining Chromalloy he was Business Unit Manager at ITB, and earlier was Repair Development and Engineering Manager at Interturbine. He began his career as a Development Engineer at Blerick Venlo. He holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in mechanical engineering from the Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands.


Energy operators gathering at annual CTOTF conference in Palm Beach Gardens

The 39th Annual Spring 2014 CTOTF(Combustion Turbine Operations Technical Forum) conference and trade show, with a theme of “Meeting Turbine Operating Challenges: A Proud Heritage – an Exciting Future,” is under way now through April 10 at the PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

This year’s gathering includes a full conference and networking agenda. General sessions, plenary panels and workshop sessions cover O&M business practices, regulatory and compliance issues, and best practices as well as system-specific breakouts.

Speakers in the general sessions are Jack Borsch, Coelectric Partners; Rich Evans, ODEC; Ray Deberge, Ameren Missouri; and Ed Sundheim, Essential Power LLC. Plenary session moderators and speakers include Wickey Elmo, GCSI. Ozzi Lomax and Greg Chancellor will present during an issues roundtable.


ARSA Symposium covered regulatory trends, new technologies

The 2014 ARSA (Aeronautical Repair Station Association) Symposium brought together industry leaders for a series of workshop sessions and Legislative Day meetings on Capitol Hill. The annual membership conference in March featured Peggy Gilligan, FAA Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety, who gave the opening address.

David Albert, Chromalloy Vice President, External Affairs, and ARSA Government Affairs Committee Chairman, presented an introduction to participants of Legislative Day events prior to meetings with congressional staff.

Sessions during the two-day Symposium included a review of legislative priorities, a maintenance session featuring FAA and EASA officials, discussion on certification and regulation, and a presentation by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) on the agency’s priorities and objectives. Industry experts also reviewed the evolution of FAA oversight including how oversight began and changed over time, and the future Safety Assurance Systems (SAS).

Sarah MacLeod, ARSA Executive Director, moderated Symposium panels including a session on “Doing Business in the Cloud” on cloud-based technologies helping MROs manage maintenance, engineering and logistics.

Symposium coverage is available at

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Upcoming Events
CTOTF Springs Conference & Trade Show
West Palm Beach, FL
April 6-9, 2014
MRO Americas
Phoenix, AZ
April 8-10, 2014
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