Our top engineer, David Finch, has recently returned from the Unites States, where he purchased two GE CJ-610-6’s to replace the existing J-85-17A engine currently fitted to Cessna Dragonfly VH-XVA. Here’s a bit more detail…
- The engines were purchased from DK turbines located in Hollister, California.
- All of the inspection and repair work was carried out by Kallita Turbines, located in Ypsilanti, Michigan.
- CJ-610’s are fitted to early Lear Jet aircraft and are a civilian variant of the J-85-17A.
- Even though the engines were purchased in serviceable condition, to ensure the long term reliability and serviceability of both of the engines, a compressor and hot section inspection was carried out. They passed with flying colours.
We hope to have these fitted and back in the air soon!