Soloy Offers Rolls-Royce 250 Air Inlet Repair

 - December 14, 2011, 1:15 PM
Soloy Aviation Solutions has developed a repair and overhaul procedure for the composite turbine air inlet assembly installed on several Rolls-Royce 250-B17 turbine conversions.

Soloy Aviation Solutions has developed a repair and overhaul procedure for the composite turbine air inlet assembly installed on several Rolls-Royce 250-B17 turbine conversions. The system prevents ice build-up on the popular Soloy 206H turbine conversion as well as the O&N C210 and Tradewind Turbines A36 Bonanza turboprop conversions. According to Dave Stauffer, Soloy’s CEO, the inlet was originally built by Lucas Aerospace in Great Britain, but the company has changed hands several times over the years. “Today, it is part of Goodrich and repairs to damaged coatings are available only in the United Kingdom. Customers have to deal with the time it takes to ship it back and forth and go through customs, the effect of the weak dollar in Europe, and the reality that Goodrich is a large company working on a small part of their overall business. Getting things done in a timely manner is challenging,” Stauffer told AIN. “We now have approval to repair and overhaul it in the U.S. through Rockwell Aviation Services of Corona, California. It will reduce turnaround time from what we’ve seen to be as long as four months to about two months.”