Chromalloy to provide engine components, repairs for Honeywell

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Engine service specialist Chromalloy has struck two 10-year agreements with Honeywell to supply hot section engine components and licensed repair services for several types of propulsion engines and auxiliary power units (APUs).

The two agreements, effective from 12 August, will cover repairs and replacement parts for a "full range" of Honeywell APUs and engines on aircraft used by airlines, cargo carriers, business jet operators and in defence applications.

"Chromalloy will repair and manufacture gas path components and provide thermal barrier coatings and other materials for aircraft engines," says the firm's chief executive Armand Lauzon Jr. in a release. "Under the repair license agreement the company will perform repairs and provide material support for Honeywell and the engines and mechanical systems currently operated by its customers around the world."

When applied to engine blades and vanes, thermal barrier coatings allow components to withstand higher temperatures in the engine. The coatings can translate into better fuel efficiency for operators and longer component life, Chromalloy has said.

The coatings specialist will conduct repairs at its facilities in Phoenix, Arizona and Mexicali, Mexico, and apply coatings in New York state, says Honeywell. Advanced repairs and laboratory services will be developed in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, where Chromalloy has a centre of excellence dedicated to researching and developing new coatings and repairs.

"Repairs encompassing all sections of Honeywell APU and propulsion engines" will be conducted as part of the agreement, says Chromalloy.