What’s it all about?
There can be many reasons why an aircraft needs to have engine fan blades replaced, the most common are bird strikes, FOD, abnormal wear due to harsh environments and routine maintenance.
What happens when a blade is damaged?
Damaged fan blades in an engine are easily removed and replaced with new or refurbished ones by a skilled engineer. The difficult part of the task is to choose the right blades from stock so as not to upset the balance of the engine.
How does BladeFix help?
Choosing the best blade for balance
BladeFix knows the moment weights of all the engines existing blades and also the moment weights of all the blades available in stock. It uses several mathematical techniques including Heuristics and Optimisers to solve the problem of selecting or swapping the right blades.
Choosing the best blades for turnaround time
Replacement engine fan blades are often held in several locations for an airline. Ideally blades from the closest location should be selected to minimise delivery time. Whenever possible BladeFix offers such a solution.