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EirTrade adds CFM56-3 disassembly to Dublin facility


EirTrade Aviation has announced it can how offer complete CFM56-3 teardown capabilities at its new facility in Dublin, adding the service alongside CFM56-5A, -5B, -7B, -7BE engine types.

EirTrade states that this new capability rounds out its focus on providing a complete disassembly solution for lessors, airlines, and MROs across its two facilities in Ireland.

Steven Trowell, vice president technical at EirTrade, said: “We can now provide continuous line maintenance, parking, and preservation for narrowbody aircraft at Ireland West Airport in Knock though EirTrade Aviation Maintenance.

“We also have the capability to disassemble both wide and narrowbody airframes and CFM engines at the asset owner’s request, simplifying logistics and making it much easier for ferry flights from Europe/Africa/Middle East. In addition, we can offer free parking on-site for multiple aircraft of all sizes for lessors and airlines.”

From an engine teardown market perspective, Trowell expects that more CFM56-3s will be coming up for disassembly over the coming years as many of the freight B737 Classics are retired and replaced with B737NG BCFs.

Trowell added: “We have invested to prepare our facility to provide a seamless service as the requirement for USM ramps up and engine feedstock becomes available. However, there is currently a shortage of material for these engines as freight and PAX operators continue to extend the usable life of these reliable engines and this is driving up the price of some of these USM components.”

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