Duncan Aviation has increased the engine washroom area to 592-square-feet and now includes a new overhead crane with baskets to safely and efficiently improve the speed of moving and cleaning engine parts.
Larger wash sinks allow for more parts to be cleaned at once.
Where before the parts were washed by hand with a solvent and a brush, they now soak in the large sinks to allow the solvent the opportunity to penetrate all crevices, resulting in cleaner parts and a more thorough inspection.
All hazardous materials are properly disposed of through a new environmentally friendly evaporator system.
A new air makeup unit with exhaust fans continually removes cleaning solvent fumes, replacing it with fresh, conditioned air.
To better support HTF7000 customers, a large-capacity media blaster was added for bypass duct corrosion treatment.
This new media blaster allows for the quick and thorough removal of any corrosion and preps the surface to apply a corrosion prevention coating.
A new state-of-the-art paint booth is part of the expanding capabilities. This booth is dedicated to engine services and includes a mixing room and HVAC unit to circulate fresh conditioned air to maintain consistent humidity and temperature.
Engine paint technician, Jim Overton, says: “Not having to share a paint booth with another department significantly reduces the amount of time it takes to get engine parts painted and increased what projects can now be completed”.
Duncan Aviation’s manager of engine overhaul services, Scott Stoki: “We have always been able to successfully perform all aspects of the CZI heavy maintenance process since receiving the authorization.
“We are now making the best use of our time and space by supporting the CZI process completely within our shop and do not have to move certain critical parts through other areas of the company.”