The TFE731 family of geared turbofan engines went into production in the early 1970s and are still in production today with over 13,000 active engines worldwide. The TFE731 is a family of 8 different models of turbine engines, as listed below.
In this article, we will be going over exactly how you should be preserving your TFE731 engine when they are being stored for later operation. We will also address why the proper preservation process is so important.
Let’s get started with the Importance of Proper TFE731 Engine Preservation
At one point or another, all airplanes reach the end of their operational life and are put into retirement. Once an aircraft goes into retirement, it is then either scrapped completely, repurposed somehow, or in some cases stripped of certain parts for reuse in another aircraft.
One of the most commonly salvaged aircraft components are…
You guessed it, the engines.
As long as the engines are in a desirable condition, they can be removed from a retired aircraft and stored for later use or sale.
Just as these aircraft engines require temperamental care and attention during operation, the storage and preservation of these machines also require a good bit of detailed care.
When aircraft engines aren’t in regular use, they have the ability to get moisture and other contaminants settled into undesirable areas of the engine’s mechanics. These contaminants can cause corrosion, as well as performance problems.
This is exactly why proper storage methods and diligent maintenance are so important. Proper storage, along with scheduled assessments will help to prevent these issues from occurring in your engine’s machinery.
Where to start
Start with the purchase of a preservation kit. Your preservation kit should include;
Now let’s get into proper TFE731 engine storage procedures
For a quick visual of this procedure, follow the link below and let the pros at Aviation & Marketing International walk you through it!
Now that you’ve mastered the in’s and out’s of aircraft engine preservation, check out Aviation & Marketing International for any other TFE731 engine needs!