Support for Shop Replaceable Units
Our services in a nutshell
Small things are big for us
To get a good impression of our excellent quality and broad service portfolio you only need to look at how we treat the smallest repairable parts of an aircraft.
We are convinced that shop replaceable units (SRUs) are the starting point for the kind of service quality we strive for: increased reliability and a considerable cost reduction for our customers. Airlines, MRO providers and original equipment manufacturers – they all can benefit from our engineering and repair capabilities for SRUs as well as from a variety of value-adding services ranging from the setup of local spare parts pools to the sale of test equipment.
unique repair methods for SRUs are in our portfolio
We call it PARTS
If you are fond of something you are likely to give it a name. As did we with our service portfolio for shop replaceable units: we call it PARTS (Production, Alternates, Repair, Technologies, Solutions) – and every element behind the letters of this name is a service commitment to our customers.
The basis for PARTS is our efficiency-driven attitude – cutting costs by increasing the proportion of repairs in relation to the expensive replacement of material with new parts. But cost reduction is just one aspect: the ongoing optimization of turnaround times combined with the best possible product quality pays off in the form of improved reliability and extended service lives. The elements of PARTS in more detail:
Repair is the solution
We only scrap inefficiencies. By mastering all the required repair technologies, we are able to repair many parts that other MROs and OEMs can often only scrap and replace. High quality standard repairs (according to the CMMs) are complemented by numerous proprietary repair methods that have been developed in-house and granted with authority approvals.
Building better parts
As a production partner (EASA Part-21 G), we manufacture individual parts or small batches to industrial and/or aerospace standards from scratch (build-to-print). From raw material to the certified part – our exclusive in-house spectrum of manufacturing technologies means guaranteed quality from a single source.
SRU Service: Use Case
New life for IDG housing repair
Flange-mounted on an engine, the integrated drive generator (IDG) delivers the on-board electric power for the aircraft. The finding uncovered unexpectedly heavy wear in the housing of the stator/rotor assembly of one IDG as a result of the bearing seats becoming more deeply embedded in the housing liner than expected. The damage to the housing would usually lead to the scrapping of this very costly component. Not in our SRU shop: our experts decided to develop their own repair procedure.
The repair solution revolves around the installation of an improved liner, which not only permits continued use of the housing, but also improves the service life and thus doubles the cost savings for the operator. This complex repair is made possible by being an EASA Part 145 organization as well as our Part 21J approval.