As aircraft companies continue seeking affordable alternatives to manage costs, many are considering reclaimed aircraft engine parts as a way to get the best value. Reclaimed aircraft engine parts are lower cost alternatives, yet they provide the same performance as new parts. In addition, aircraft companies using reclaimed aircraft engine parts help reduce their environmental impact.
Reclaimed Aircraft Engine Parts Offer Same Quality
All reclaimed aircraft engine parts must be inspected and tagged with an FAA 8130 dual release tag indicating that the overhauled or repaired part meets the requirements of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). In all cases, the parts are inspected before being overhauled or repaired, and then re-inspected after servicing. Only after they have been tagged as acceptable can they be returned to inventory.
Reclaimed Engine Parts Cost Less
Aircraft engine parts are made of rare metals that are becoming increasingly more difficult to find, which is causing the cost of new engine parts to rise considerably. During major engine inspections, many of the parts that are replaced can be refurbished and reused. In addition, because reclaimed aircraft engine parts cost less, older engines can remain in service longer, increasing aircraft life.
Green Initiative with Reclaimed Engine Parts
Metal alloys such titanium, Hastelloy, Waspaloy and Inconel can withstand the high heat generated by aircraft engines, but these metals are extremely rare. By using reclaimed aircraft engine parts, companies reintroduce these valuable metals back into service, so metals are not removed from the earth. In many cases, minimal machining or chemical applications are necessary to return these parts to service in another aircraft engine, further reducing the environmental impact.
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