Cyclean Engine Wash

Clean engines require less fuel, less maintenance and work more efficiently in an environment-supporting way. Lufthansa Technik has developed a procedure for the PW1100G that allows the washing of engines directly at the gate in a time slot of around 45 minutes. The new Cyclean® procedure offers a technique that saves costs and time – two of the key factors of the operational aviation industry. Furthermore, the procedure increases the EGT margin, reduces the fuel flow and enables an increase in average on-wing time. The engines' fan cowl doors remain closed and the Cyclean® tooling is attached directly to the fan without any further treatment of the engine. The procedure is easy and quick – in comparison to the traditional methods which used to be lengthy, complex and more time consuming. For that, the procedure makes use of a new generation of devices which are featuring digital technologies and therefore connect the Cyclean® process to the internet.

Lufthansa Technik offers this service at more than 60 locations worldwide –new locations are constantly being added to the location portfolio. Also, further development and research in terms of technological approaches is constantly pursued to optimize Cyclean® on a regular basis.

Project partners & participants

  • Lufthansa Technik

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