MTU Maintenance Canada expands pneumatic starter testing capabilities

May 16, 2017

MTU Maintenance Canada has recently installed and implemented a new test cell for high-flow pneumatic starter testing capabilities. The addition of this capability expands the existing engine, accessories, and Line Replaceable Unit (LRU) portfolio of MTU Maintenance, the largest independent provider of engine services worldwide, and provides customers with more integrated services, faster turnaround times, better logistics, and cost-efficiency.

The new testing equipmentcan generate up to 1,500 standard cubic feet per minute(SCFM) of continuous flow and 8,000 SCFM of instantaneous flow- one of the largest air flow capacities for starter testing globally. Consisting of a compressor, mist eliminator, dryer and air receivers, the system produces ISO 8573-1: 2010 [parts 1,2,1] quality air and canbe used to test starters from 25 different engine types, including the largest commercial engine worldwide, the GE90. Currently, MTU Maintenance Canada performs testing for CF6-50/-80, V2500and CFM56-7 starters. The location plans to introduce GE90-110/-115B and CF34-8/-10 starter capabilities in the near future.

MTU Maintenance Canada is the North American member of the MTU MRO network of companies and home to its accessory repair center of excellence. At its location in the immediate vicinity of Vancouver's international airport, the company repairs and overhauls engines and accessories and provides LRU management services. MTU Maintenance Canada's in-house repair and test capabilities range from fuel com-ponents, such as pumps, fuel controls, and actuators to pneumatic components, such as valves and starters, and include electrical capabilities for harnesses and switches.