Quiet Technology Aerospace (QTA) has delivered its 300th carbon graphite engine inlet cowl to Jet Edge International, a Columbus, Ohio-based operator of Bombardier Challenger 300s. This represents the sixth installation of a pair of the upgraded inlets to be installed on Jet Edge’s fleet.
Hollywood, Florida-based QTA said the upgrade “permanently solves” recurring inlet cowl inner-barrel corrosion on the super-midsize jet's Honeywell HTF7000 engines. QTA’s carbon graphite engine inlet cowl and carbon fiber inner barrel come with a transferrable guarantee against corrosion that is good for the life of the aircraft, the company added.
“Our replacement inlets cure a major headache for operators that have been continuously troubled by expensive and time-consuming inner-barrel corrosion ‘fixes’ that never last,” said QTA CEO Barry Fine. “The resulting AOG situations caused by the OEM inlet cowls, as well as the already documented danger of engines ingesting corroded aluminum, compounds the problem. Our carbon graphite engine inlet cowl program ensures QTA customers convenient and quick turn-times when upgrading that is most of all, cost efficient and final.”
The company’s carbon-fiber inlets are also STC’d for the Bombardier Challenger 350 and Learjet 60/60XR; Dassault Falcon 2000LX/EX; Gulfstream G200/280 and G450; Hawker 1000; and Embraer Legacy 450/500 and Praetor 500/600.