Delapena Honing Equipment Cuts Aircraft Maintenance Time

Originally titled 'Honing Equipment Cuts Aircraft Maintenance Time'

Delapena Honing Equipment has made on-site honing of aircraft components possible.

Delapena Honing Equipment has made on-site honing of aircraft components possible. These simple hone tools allow major structural elements of aircraft to be re-machined in-situ, eliminating the need for expensive, dismantling and reassembly without the requirement to dismantle complex assemblies, resulting in major savings of time and cost.

Working in conjunction with airline maintenance companies, the company has created a tool that will produce precision honed surfaces and maintain the centerline of two independently honed bores.

The alignment hones are manufactured to customers’ specific requirements, and applications include the honing of side stays, gear ribs, retract jacks and engine pylons. Each kit is supplied with a drive shaft and truing sleeve to ensure that everything that is needed to complete the process is “in the box.”