AvidAir Receives FAA Approval for Compressor Case Composite Lining
The FAA has recently granted AvidAir International, a provider of RR250 Compressor Case repair and overhaul (R&O), approval to provide its new patent-pending Carbon Fiber Composite Lining to the industry.
Craig Rookstool, president and CEO for AvidAir, says that this is a new carbon fiber composite solution for the existing, inherently fragile, 40-year-old plastic lining design. He added that the high-performance lining will provide operators with longer compressor case TBOs (and most likely an enhancement to turbine life).
Rookstool says that the product is intended to eliminate premature removal of the case by reducing the crack propagation and missing plastic typically found with the old plastic lining at the 300-hour compressor case inspections.