Chromalloy Announces FAA Repair Specifications Designated Engineering Representative (RS DER)

ORANGEBURG, N.Y., December 14, 2010 – Chromalloy announced today that Steve Schultz, Principal Engineer, has received special delegation from the Federal Aviation Administration as a Repair Specification Designated Engineering Representative (RS DER).

“Steve has demonstrated his deep technical expertise and achieved an important milestone in successfully meeting the FAA requirements and completing the RS DER process,” said Bruce Johnson, Vice President, Engineering Technical Service. “RS DER delegation will allow him to approve multiple-use repairs for gas turbine engines.”

RS DER-appointed experts have special delegation from the FAA to approve repair data that will be used repetitively, not limited to one-time use, and to manage Repair Specification approval projects. The FAA Repair Specification is a new procedure introduced by the FAA in 2010 for approving repairs.

Schultz earlier demonstrated expertise and ability to the FAA and received DER appointment in 1996. Since that time he has approved hundreds of repairs, and in 2010 received the expanded FAA appointment.

As an FAA-appointed DER for Chromalloy, Schultz can approve certain repairs and alterations on behalf of the FAA using technical data submitted by Chromalloy.

The company has 13 DER appointed experts and now with his recent additional appointment, has 11 Chromalloy FAA RS DERs who received the FAA expanded authorization. DER experts ensure the proper evaluation of technical data developed by staff, certify compliance with the FAA guidelines and regulations, and perform compliance tests and inspections.

Schultz is based at the company’s Phoenix, Ariz., repair and service center. The facility is a FAA-certificated repair station specializing in turbine engine components for aerospace and industrial applications.

Chromalloy serves commercial, military and industrial turbine engine operators worldwide with operations and sales offices in 17 countries. More information is at

Chromalloy has evolved from a gas turbine parts repair business into the leading independent supplier of advanced repairs, FAA-approved replacement parts and maintenance, repair and overhaul for gas turbines used in aviation and land-based applications. Chromalloy serves the airline, military, marine and industrial gas turbine segments with a broad range of services at locations in 17 countries around the globe. Chromalloy is authorized by the FAA and EASA and many other NAAs, and is qualified under ISO and NADCAP. Chromalloy is a subsidiary of Sequa Corporation.

Sequa Corporation is a diversified industrial company with operations in the aerospace, metal coatings and automotive industries. Sequa is a Carlyle Group company. For additional information, visit