Lufthansa Technik Turbine Shannon
Engine parts specialist in Ireland
Lufthansa Technik Turbine Shannon, a member of the EPAR (Engine Parts & Accessories Repair) network of Lufthansa Technik, specializes in the repair of components for both high pressure and low pressure turbines for CFMI and GE aircraft engines. Originally founded in 1991, today it employs a staff of 200+ and has some 8,000 square meters of floor space available at its Shannon site.
The site is conveniently located close to Shannon International Airport. All repairs are carried out in accordance with approvals of the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).
Lufthansa Technik Turbine Shannon (LTTS) is licensed by General Electric and CFMI, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) of aircraft engines, to carry out repairs in accordance with their engine shop manuals, making LTTS unique as one of a small number of companies outside of the engine manufacturers who are licensed to carry out repairs. Our expertise and focus is on the repair of high pressure turbine (HPT) shrouds, high and low pressure turbine Nozzle Guide Vanes (HPT & LPT NGVs) from the CFM56 series and CF6-80C2 type engines.
Using LEAN production methods and tightly organized innovative repair processes LTTS continually strives to minimize door-to-door turnaround times. Lufthansa Technik Turbine Shannon is utilizing state-of-art equipment including a fully automated chemical cleaning facility as well as a modern molten salt cleaning line and a platinum plating line to support the full range of OEM approved repairs.
Repair development is a core value within the EPAR network and also for Lufthansa Technik Turbine Shannon. Over the recent past LTTS has developed many repairs that deliver substantial costs savings such as Airfoil Replacement Repair (AFR) of CFM56-3 and CF6-80C2 HPT Nozzles and Internal Environmental Coating of CF6-80C2 LPT nozzles. Many repairs offer cost savings to the operator by way of salvage of parts. One example is the SWET (Superalloy Welding at Elevated Temperature) repair of CF6-80C2 LPT nozzles. SWET repair provides considerable cost savings by returning parts to service that would otherwise have been scrapped.
Extending the life of a part in service is also a significant benefit. In this respect LTTS offers an enhanced durability repair for the CFM56-5/7 HPT shroud which applies a new TDC Rene 195 rubcoat material to provide improved durability against oxidation and extend the life of the HPT Shroud in service. A key benefit of all of these repairs is they have full OEM repair status approval.
The success of LTTS is built on meeting customer needs, in particular delivering products of the highest quality standard, in the shortest possible turn time and at a competitive cost. This business is continuously evolving and therefore LTTS continually develops and expands its product and process capability to keep pace with the changing market demands. It is the company's goal that through the dedicated teamwork of all employees, the ongoing investment in equipment, training and product development, LTTS will further develop its leading position in the engine parts repair business.