C&L Aerospace has purchased nine complete ERJ 145 aircraft from a Europe-based operator for teardown.
The acquisition package also includes fourteen AE3007 Rolls-Royce engines.
All aircraft are located in Clermont-Ferrand, France, where they are currently being torn down. This process is expected to be completed in October 2021.
Parts from these aircraft will then be located at C&L’s global warehouses, with the majority being stored at the company’s headquarters in Bangor, Maine.
“C&L has been investing in our ERJ 135/145 programme for many years now,” said C&L Aerospace’s senior vice president Warrick Hood. “We support operators around the world in a variety of ways including spare parts supply and exchanges to power-by-the-hour programmes and consignment inventories. Having parts available on-site at our MRO facility in Maine is a huge benefit for our ERJ maintenance customers as well.”
All parts will be inspected and made ready for sale, which C&L said would involve photographing and barcoding each part and corresponding documentation. These are then sent as viewable links on all customer quotes “allowing more transparency for the customer during the buying process”.