ORANGEBURG, N.Y., July 12, 2011 – Chromalloy announced today that two of the company’s service centers have received Approved Organization Exposition certificates from the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB).
The certificates are the first issued by JCAB since the 2009 U.S –Japan Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement (BASA) took effect to officially recognize Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Designated Engineering Representative (DER) approved repairs.
“Following a long working relationship with the JCAB officials in Tokyo, Japan, Chromalloy completed the rigorous compliance and audit process to receive the Approved Organization Exposition certificates,” said Bruce Johnson, Vice President, Engineering. “With this approval, JCAB has officially recognized the FAA DER repair approval process familiar to FAA repair stations.”
DER is a FAA delegation allowing individuals with authorization to approve certain repairs and alterations on behalf of FAA, using submitted technical data. DER experts ensure the proper evaluation of technical data, certify compliance with FAA guidelines and regulations, and perform compliance tests and inspections. JCAB approval of the facilities allows Japanese airlines to use Chromalloy DER repairs without the company being required to obtain individual repair approvals from JCAB.
Under the JCAB approval, Chromalloy service centers in Arizona and Nevada are now authorized to provide turbine engine component repairs for the country’s leading airlines, Japan Air Lines (JAL) and All Nippon Airways (ANA).
BASA allows for reciprocal safety certification of aircraft and aviation products, including the DER-approved repairs Chromalloy provides on turbine engine components.
Chromalloy is a leading independent supplier of technologically advanced repairs, coatings, and FAA-approved alternative parts for turbine airfoils and other critical engine components for commercial airlines, the military and industrial turbine engine applications. The company’s engineered components are subject to the same FAA requirements and scrutiny as OEM-produced equipment.
Chromalloy’s continued investment in research and development of coating, repair and manufacturing technologies has led to the development of electron beam physical vapor deposition with ceramic materials, vacuum plasma, diffused precious metal / aluminide coatings, and vision-guided interactive laser welding and drilling for most advanced turbine engine components as well as many other advanced technologies.
Chromalloy serves military, commercial and industrial turbine engine operators worldwide with operations, annexes and sales offices in 17 countries. More information is at www.chromalloy.com.