Aircraft trading, leasing and specialist MRO firm, Vallair, has announced the purchase of four CFM56-5A engines from Air France. Following the purchase, the engines are scheduled to be removed at Vallair’s engine facility in Chateauroux, France.
One of its newly added services available at its facility is a fully-equipped, multi-bay engine strip and ‘hospital’ workscope operation. This, in turn, assists the company in addressing the engine requirements of its customers, while at the same time reducing direct maintenance costs and downtime.
Anca Mihalache, head of Trading & Leasing at Vallair, said: “At Vallair we strive to meet all of our customers’ specific requirements, in line with their economic and operational objectives.
“We are proud to have expanded our operational capabilities and to be able to offer our customers an enhanced service. Vallair holds a long-term commercial partnership with Air France and we are pleased to have completed another successful transaction with them.”
Located in the heart of Vallair’s Disassembly & Logistics centre in Chateauroux, the engine facility’s portfolio of service offerings include a full teardown of engines, module disassembly and reassembly, light repairs, borescope inspections and blending.
The recent purchase is the first engine teardown operation undertaken by Vallair in its new facility. All components, which comprise of LPT, HPC, HPT and fan modules, are expected to go on sale to market.
Matthew Eales, Engine Business Unit & Operations Manager, shared: “The Vallair engine MRO facility is dedicated to maximising the life and value of aircraft engines whilst providing customised solutions to customers and ensuring they are equipped to achieve the best results with their assets.”
He added: “With sound logistics, fully trained teardown technicians and ample storage, the new engine facility in Chateauroux is up and running and ready to support the steady increase in engine throughput.”