Williams International (Booth C8344) is expanding its TAP Blue maintenance program to cover foreign object damage (FOD) from “any and all causes,” the engine maker announced this week at NBAA-BACE 2019. The expanded coverage applies immediately to all Williams legacy and new-production engines enrolled in TAP Blue. New production engines include the FJ44-1AP, FJ44-3A, and FJ44-4A for the Cessna Citation models M2, CJ3+, and CJ4; FJ44-4A-QPM for the Pilatus PC-24, and F33-5A for the Cirrus SF50.
Company chairman Gregg Williams said the expanded protection was made possible by “the extremely robust qualities of our proprietary Williams wide swept blisk fan technology. We have further improved upon it in terms of significantly higher efficiency along with improved FOD resistance with each new engine model we have developed.”