Lufthansa Technik Intercoat has enhanced its repair capability spectrum with Interfill® to regional aircraft, namely to hydraulic parts of the Q400. Interfill® is the key component of the Advanced Epoxy Repair Process, which is an advanced repair method for aircraft and engine components.
With the adaption of Interfill® to Q400 components the company is now able to offer operators of regional aircraft this cost efficient repair solution. At this point in time, Lufthansa Technik Intercoat is capable of repairing the hydraulic pump port cap subassembly as well as the steering actuator transfer tube of the Q400. Further developments for regional aircraft components are in progress.
Interfill® as an airworthiness approved material can be applied to the component in a coating thickness ranging from 0.2 mm to 5.0 mm (0.008" - 0.2"). Three variants of the Interfill® material are available, differing with respect to scratch resistance, finally achieved surface roughness and wear resistance.
Interfill® not only restores components to serviceability, but endows them with better wear characteristics than the original surface. This results in an improved performance of the complete assembly or system, while the base material properties remain unaffected even after repeated application.
Lufthansa Technik Intercoat
As of 1 January 2001 Lufthansa Technik Intercoat GmbH was founded as a joint venture between Lufthansa Technik AG holding 51% and the Interturbine Group of Companies holding 49% of capital. Lufthansa Technik Intercoat GmbH can look back on 30 years of experience with the Epoxy Repair Process. The process has constantly been improved and the advanced epoxy filler material has been registered and is widely known under the trademark Interfill®.