Specialist CFM56 repair facility Aero Norway has expanded its capabilities with the addition of a plasma spraying machine.

    ‘Oerlikon MultiCoat Pro’ offers increased efficiency as well as multiple thermal spray processes in one system, according to Aero Norway. These include plasma spray and high velocity oxygen fuel (HVOF).

    “The introduction of the new machine has also allowed us greater physical flexibility in our internal repair equipment as it has a reduced footprint, and enables us to offer HVOF related repairs in addition to the plasma repairs,” said Aero Norway chief operating officer Neil Russell.

    “This is a substantial investment that was initiated in 2019/2020 as part of our strategy to identify which parts needed to be brought in house and grow our repair back shop accordingly.”

    Aero Norway CEO Glenford Marston commented: “We are in preparation mode for better times. We had committed to the necessary investment in modifications and upgrades and have used this quieter period to carry these out.

    “At Aero Norway we are constantly re-assessing, re-evaluating and looking for ways to improve our processes in pursuit of reduced turn-around times. In addition to the major investments we have made over the last year in our high speed grinder, plasma machine and static balancing machine, we have also carried out numerous small projects around the shop to benefit our customers and this time has given us the opportunity to complete these.”