Engine Components Overhaul
Sharp eyes for precious parts
Serviceable, repairable or scrap?
Alina Fomina has probably the keenest eyesight of all our experts. She always has to keep a very sharp eye on what she's doing: not only when she is inspecting engine parts but also when communicating with her colleagues by reading their lips.
"I've always been interested in aviation, and dreamed of becoming a flight attendant. But with my hearing impairment this dream is difficult to realize. This is why I applied at Lufthansa Technik – now I keep aircraft flying", she says with a content smile. She is proud that her work of examining engine components contributes to keeping aircraft airworthy and technically flawless.
Check for damages and cracks
"Except for the rotating parts, I inspect pretty much everything – from large housings right down to the smallest transfer tube", explains Alina. She specializes in inspecting parts of PW150 engines and the PW100 series – not even the smallest damage and cracks escape her watchful eyes. Her most important tool: the magnifying glass.
Alina was trained as a tool mechanic in a special program for people with hearing impairments. After her examination she worked in engine maintenance in Hamburg, inspecting and diagnosing engine parts. Two years ago, she moved to take a new position at Lufthansa Technik AERO Alzey near Frankfurt, Germany. A new challenge combined with being closer to her family made this a good choice for Alina.