Bombardier Offers Overhaul Capability on V2500 Inlet Cowl

Bombardier Customer Services is offering a new enhanced overhaul capability for the V2500-A5 engine nacelle at its Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) facilities in Belfast and Dallas, it was announced today at MRO Europe, a major exhibition which brings together operators and aircraft service providers.  Bombardier is exhibiting its range of maintenance, repair and overhaul services for commercial and business aircraft customers at Stand No 354.

Describing the new service, Stephen Addis, Director, Bombardier Customer Services, Belfast, said: “We have a long experience of manufacturing and supporting high-quality components for the V2500-A5 engine nacelle.  Our enhanced capability offers an innovative repair solution for operational damage to nacelle panels.   Rather than replacing complete components, we can now restore panels to their original specification while still maintaining their acoustic properties.”

The nacelle’s inlet cowl acoustic panels comprise a composite sandwich structure covered by steel wire mesh.   The panel is stripped back to the backing tray and built up again using a process which ensures the component’s structural and acoustic integrity is restored, and the panel is fully functional again at a fraction of the cost of replacing it

“We are delighted to offer an enhanced service to customers to help reduce their expenditure on spares and maintenance”, added Mr. Addis.  “This durable repair solution was engineered using our considerable product experience in designing and manufacturing engine nacelles. It is the latest in a series of developments designed to deliver optimum value to our customers, which has included extending our repair and overhaul services at Belfast and opening a new facility in Dallas to more closely serve our US customers.”

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