The Sea Vixen
The removed engine inspections were proceeding OK and the top compressor casings were removed and refitted to enable compressor rotor and stator blade inspections for damage and corrosion. However, the compressor inspections are only one part of our CAA approved AMOC engine inspection procedures, which has now been invalidated by the issue of CAA Mandatory Permit Directive (MPD) 2018-002 ‘Engine Calendar Life Limits’. We are currently updating our Engine AMOC procedures for further submission to the CAA to reflect MPD 2018-002 requirements and once approved, the outstanding engine maintenance procedures will be completed.
The team have commenced the second annual inspections and these are well underway. Work also continues to develop the sheet metal repair schemes required to repair the aircraft and the port rudder actuator has been changed due to worn eye end bearings and bearing housings.