August 1, 2012
Lufthansa Technik Intercoat broadens Interfill repair capability
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.