Vallair has bought four CFM56-5A engines from Air France, with the engines to be torn down at the company’s facility in Chateauroux, France.

The aircraft trading, leasing and MRO specialist recently set up a fully-equipped, multi-bay engine strip and ‘hospital’ workscope operation to support its customers’ engine requirements and help reduce direct maintenance costs and downtime.

The facility, located within Vallair’s Disassembly & Logistics centre in Chateauroux, is now fully operational and offers a comprehensive service including full teardown of engines, module disassembly and reassembly, light repairs, borescope inspections and blending.

The purchase marks Luxembourg-headquartered Vallair’s first comprehensive engine teardown operation in the new facility at Chateauroux. All parts will be sold on.

“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,” said Matthew Eales, engine business unit and operations manager.


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