Val­lair moves to se­cure four CFM56-5A en­gines from Air France

The en­gines will be re­moved and torn down at Val­lair’s en­gine fa­cil­ity in Chateau­roux, France, af­ter which the parts will be sent to mar­ket

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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.

“At Val­lair we strive to meet all of our cus­tomers’ spe­cific re­quire­ments, in line with their eco­nomic and oper­a­tional ob­jec­tives,” com­mented Anca Mi­ha­lache, head of Trad­ing & Leas­ing at Val­lair.

“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.

“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,” com­mented Matthew Eales, En­gine Busi­ness Unit & Op­er­a­tions Man­ager.

“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,” he added.

Fol­low­ing the en­gine tear­down process, all com­po­nents, which com­prise of LPT, HPC, HPT and fan mod­ules, are ex­pected to go on sale to mar­ket.

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