Extended Engine Life through In-Service Development 660313
The economic impact of commercial airline engine material costs generates a demand for an aggressive and timely approach toward extending component life. Factors affecting component life and the methods used to combat them are discussed.
The keynote, however, is that more component repair must be done -- and it must be done faster. The airlines, the engine manufacturers, and the manufacturers of advance process equipment are all challenged to become more progressive in the development of longer component lives.