Boosting engine performance

Intricate, complex and essential. Keeping aircraft engines fit for action is key to the global airline industry, as Bernie Baldwin discovers.

Used serviceable material is particularly popular with airlines that intend to retire an engine or aircraft type in a planned timeframe as it of ers significant savings over new components.
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Many of us will have seen an aero engine without its nacelle and marvelled at how its plethora of parts is put together – pipework, electronics boxes, casing and more. While on any aircraft there are a number of components and systems, large and small, which are considered ‘mission critical’, there are none more so than a part that will render the
engine inoperable.

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