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Embraer Legacy 450/500 Thrust Reverser Corrosion:

Embraer Legacy 450/500 Thrust Reverser Corrosion
Embraer Legacy 450/500 Thrust Reverser Corrosion

Embraer Legacy 450/500 operators should be aware of corrosion issues in HTF TRUs coated with CA8000 on the TRU doors and beams of the inner washed gas path surfaces.  

Honeywell has introduced the Mapaero coating as an improved protective coating applied to the gas path surfaces of the TRU.

  • SIL AS907 Thrust Reverser Unit (TRU) – MAPAERO Overview: New Service Information Letter issued from HW changing the top coat from the old CA8000 material to the Mapaero XS420 Black Top Coat
  • Repair Scheme no 433 Rev D: TR inspection and repair process, this is the current revision updating the paint from CA8000 to the Mapaero topcoat
  • GKN-TV-19182 Issue 3 – 3rd Sept-20_sign_28Sep20: Letter from GKN for instructions to obtain a Technical Variance and Fly-On if repair cannot be completed during current MX event

Operators should be aware that the Mapaero XS420 Black Top Coat has a long lead time and should plan ahead if addressing this repair outside of the 60-month inspection.   Expect a lead time of 3 weeks to complete permanent repair which includes TR bucket R&R, removal of corrosion, measurements/NDT and repainting of TR buckets. 

Contact any of our Program Managers at our three West Star Authorized Embraer Service Center facilities
(ALN, GJT & CHA) with questions on warranty coverage or to schedule your work.

Mark Crotty

Mark Crotty

Embraer Program Manager
Office 618.390.1114

Mike Forehand

Michael Forehand

Embraer Program Manager
Office 618.258.8863

Tom Modrick

Tom Modrick

Program Manager, Textron / Embraer
Office 970.248.5279

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