Bombardier is offering overhauls for the V2500-A5 engine nacelle at its maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facilities in Belfast and Dallas.

The process eliminates the need to replace the engine nacelle, a cover that houses the engines on an aircraft, and saves on costs.

Bombardier customer services Belfast director Stephen Addis said that rather than replacing complete components, Bombardier can now restore panels to their original specification while still maintaining their acoustic properties.

The nacelle’s inlet cowl acoustic panels comprise a composite sandwich structure covered by steel wire mesh.

The panel is stripped back to the backing tray and rebuilt using a process that ensures the structural and acoustic integrity is restored and the panel is fully functional again.