QTA Engine Obtains Fourth Nod for Engine Inlet Barrel

 - November 28, 2017, 6:46 PM

Quiet Technology Aerospace (QTA) has secured supplemental type certification for installation of a carbon fiber engine-inlet replacement barrel on the Falcon 2000LX/EX series. The STC provides an option for a permanent fix to engine inner barrel corrosion on Pratt & Whitney Canada PW308C engine inlets, QTA said, adding that the carbon graphite composite barrel comes with a lifetime warranty that remains with the aircraft’s serial number.

Since beginning the program in 2015, QTA has obtained STCs for four aircraft models, also including the Learjet 60, Gulfstream G200 and Hawker 1000. QTA further is working on a fifth airframe and anticipates its next approval early next year.

“Our engineering and manufacturing team has worked very hard to bring this terminating solution and exchange program to affected operators,” said QTA CEO Barry Fine. “There are continued strong sales from operators of all applicable aircraft…With our fifth STC approval finalized, QTA will have a permanent corrosion fix for 1,900 aircraft around the world.”