The goal of this work is to have standardized quality control of thermal spray coatings incorporated into the Standard Practices Manuals of all aircraft engine original equipment manufacturer’s around the world. With the many manufacturers’ criteria for evaluation of thermal spray materials, laboratories are forced to have multiple criteria/systems to test and analyze coatings. As airlines/repair shops are moving towards overhaul of more variable engine types/models in their shops, the need to have a common evaluation system has been identified and is currently being addressed. A sub-committee of the European Airline Committee for Materials Technology is currently working to formulate this common system for thermal spray coatings evaluation. Participants are from GEAE, Pratt & Whitney, Rolls Royce, SNECMA and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. The progress and goals of this group will be documented and reported.

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