AFI KLM E&M's North American subsidiary strengthens engine teardown operations leadership.
Paris, Amstelveen, Miami, 24 April 2017 - Bonus Tech recently carried out its first complete teardown of a General Electric CF34 engine to become the first operator in North America with a full in-house capability for removing, disassembling, tagging, and re-packaging the entire array of current aero engines, from the smallest (such as the CF34 family) to the largest - the Pratt & Whitney PW4000-112 inch and GE90 families.
Didier Verté, CEO of Bonus Tech said, "The expertise acquired on the more than 1200 engines torn down by our American workforce since Bonus Tech's incorporation in 2001, combined with the technical support of AFI KLM E&M engine shops in Paris and Amsterdam, mean we can offer top-flight services to our clients over the whole range of end-of-life aero engines. Thanks to our extensive capabilities, Bonus Tech is today a leader in its specialty area in North America."
Upstream/Downstream services tailored to client requirements
On the strength of its engineering capabilities and the technical expertise of its personnel, Bonus Tech has been able to develop a bespoke service offer that combines quality and a doorstep presence. In addition to core business solutions, which include full engine teardown, part identification and tagging for maximum traceability, plus full packaging, Bonus Tech also offers upstream and downstream services.
Upstream, Bonus Tech can organize the transportation of the engine to its workshops, carry out borescope inspections to accurately gauge the engine's condition and confirm the scope of the teardown. Clients wishing to do so can visit Bonus Tech facilities to inspect the removed parts before packaging, while downstream, Bonus Tech can also organize the parts' shipping to facilities notified by the client. These high value-added services have earned Bonus Tech the trust of renowned engine manufacturers like Pratt & Whitney and General Electric.
About Bonus Tech
Set up in 2001, Bonus Tech is an AFRA-certified company specializing in engine tear-down for repairs centers, spare parts suppliers, airlines, and investors. The service includes complete engine tear-down, part identification, trace tagging and full packaging options. The most widespread engine types offered by Bonus Tech are the Pratt & Whitney 4000(-94,-100,-112), Pratt & Whitney 2000, Pratt & Whitney JT8D, IAV 2500, General Electric CF34, General Electric CF6, General Electric GE90, CFM International CFM56 and the Rolls Royce RB211. Major Bonus Tech clients include engine manufacturers such as GE and Pratt & Whitney. In 2014, the company invested in over 6,000 sq m of new infrastructure featuring cutting-edge technology and optimized Lean Six Sigma production lines.