Thanks for the tongue in cheek welcome Mike,
If I am correct there is not much repair work done at WCO now, it's been transferred to other plants with less of OCP ( Operating Cost Per/Hr ) We are 2nd highest in GE
approx $90 at the moment, seems more and more is going to Far East
Most of our boltless turbine repairs have been for Continental but we are getting a few from other airlines for the SB
upgrade which is to remove the inner seal teeth from the Fwd Outer Seal as this is where the cracks are developing and causing the destruction. One mess happened when mechanics were moving an aircraft and running engine up for a test after doing some maintenance on it and it went with an almighty bang, not sure where it was but somewhere in US. While we were doing first few repairs some engineers came over from Cincinnati to observe the procedure, scary enough handling a $600.000 part but having quizzing eyes watching your every move just added to the pressure. I should have added that this repair is done in the machine shop where I work.
Good to hear from you Mike and look forward to doing battle with you some more....well on here anyway.