Chromalloy is in the process of tearing down two GE CF6-50 engines at its engine maintenance, repair and overhaul centre in San Diego.
The provider of maintenance services and spare parts has inducted two Boeing 747 engines for the new teardown service, which includes repair and inspection of piece-parts. Chromalloy says that the engines belong to a global parts supplier.
Chromalloy, a subsidiary of Sequa, plans to extend the service to two more engine types by 2013. The company modernised its 110,000 sq ft (10,200 sq m) maintenance facility in 2011, which offers additional services such as seals, non-destructive testing and equipment exchanges.
Belac - Chromalloy's joint venture company with Lufthansa Technik and United Airlines - manufactures first and second stage high pressure turbine blades for the GE CF6-50. Chromalloy has repair capabilities for several other GE engines, as well as models made by CFM, Pratt & Whitney, Rolls-Royce, Honeywell and IAE.