ENGINE LIFE CYCLE COST CONTROL BY ADVANCED REPAIR AND QUALIFICATION METHODS

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Authors
  1. Hastings, R.R.
  2. Jaansalu, K.M.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
Canada's Department of National Defence (DND) and Cnaadian industry began the collaborative development of an airworthiness certification, or compliance, process for gas turbine repairs and have initiated the development and qualification of a series of repairs for the CF18's F404-GE-400 engines. The airworthiness certification process is applied to flight critical components which have not typically been repaired in the past. Proprietary design information, full scale test facility development and operational overheads, and the costs of qualification test programs for these repairs have precluded operator initiated repair process development. Previous DND Defence Research and Development Branch (DRDB) technology base collaborative investments with industry and the National Research Council of Canada (NRCC) Institute for Aerospace Research (IAR) have established the knowledge and resource base necessary to allow Canada to pursue this technologically challenging venture. The generalized business case for repair development and the establishment of the knowledge base and infrastructure for repair and certification are first described. The qualification methodology and use of the Cost Effectiveness Analysis (CEA) package to ensure continuing awareness of cost and benefit issues are next discussed. TRUNCATED
Report Number
DCIEM-97-P-43 — Paper
Date of publication
01 Sep 1997
Number of Pages
9
DSTKIM No
98-00530
CANDIS No
506959
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Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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