Allegiant Air, an all-jet passenger airline, has implemented Vibrant Corporation’s Process Compensated Resonance Testing (PCRT) for non-destructive inspection of first stage turbine blades for the JT8D turbofan engine. “This is a great example of a turnkey PCRT solution for a new customer,” said Vibrant Director of Operations Greg Weaver. “Our extensive experience with the JT8D allowed us to begin automated inspection as soon as Allegiant’s blades arrived.” The JT8D powers Allegiant’s fleet of MD-80 series aircraft. Vibrant’s FAA-approved PCRT inspection for JT8D turbine blades detects material changes due to overtemperature exposure, cracks, corrosion and geometrical defects.
About Vibrant Corporation
Vibrant Corporation provides Process Compensated Resonance Testing services to the Aerospace and Power Generation industries. PCRT applications range from quality assurance and process capability assessment for Original Equipment Manufacturers to in-service structural assessment and life monitoring for Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul organizations. Vibrant is certified to AS9100 Rev C, and conducts testing in compliance with ASTM Standard Practice E-2534. The Company is headquartered in Albuquerque, NM with operations in the United Kingdom and Germany.
Las Vegas-based Allegiant Travel Company (NASDAQ: ALGT) is focused on linking travelers in small cities to world-class leisure destinations. The company operates a low-cost, high-efficiency, all-jet passenger airline through its subsidiary, Allegiant Air, while also offering other travel-related products such as hotel rooms, rental cars, and attraction tickets. All can be purchased through the company website, allegiant.com. The company has been named one of America’s 100 Best Small Companies by Forbes Magazine for four consecutive years. For downloadable press kit, including photos, visit http://gofly.us/SQmY7O.