Vibrant Corporation announced today the formal release of a Delta TechOps case study on the application of Process Compensated Resonance Testing (PCRT) to the Pratt and Whitney JT8D-219 high pressure first stage turbine blade. The study outlines the increase in engine reliability and the $2M annual positive economic impact that PCRT has delivered to Delta through testing of the turbine blade. The announcement was made on the opening day of Aviation Week’s MRO America’s show where both Delta TechOps and Vibrant are exhibiting. Vibrant Vice President of Operations Greg Weaver said of the study “This case study is an excellent example of both the power of the PCRT technology and value of providing NDT testing as a service. Together Vibrant and Delta have improved safety of the fleet and improved the bottom line for the airline.” The complete case study can be found on the Company’s web site at https://www.vibrantndt.com/case-study/delta-techops-reduces-engine-inspection-costs-by-nearly-2m-annually/.
Vibrant provides Process Compensated Resonance Testing services to the Aerospace and Power Generation industries worldwide through its facilities in the United States and Europe. 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. www.vibrantndt.com
About Delta TechOps
Delta TechOps is the largest airline maintenance, repair and overhaul provider in North America. Its customers laud its reputation for high-quality service and cost management. In addition to supplying maintenance and engineering support for Delta’s fleet of more than 750 aircraft, Delta TechOps serves more than 150 other aviation and airline customers around the world. The organization specializes in high-skill work such as engines, components, hangar and line maintenance. Delta TechOps employs more than 9,600 maintenance professionals and is one of the world’s most-experienced providers with more than 70 years of aviation experience. More about Delta TechOps is available at www.deltatechops.com.