Aviation asset management and trading company EirTrade Aviation has appointed Steven Trowell to the position of vice president – technical.
Trowell is an experienced, hands-on aircraft engineer and his new role will allow him to spearhead new integrated services for customers as EirTrade underpins its significant business increase at its AFRA approved facilities in Ireland.
Trowell was previously hangar manager and held the role of accountable manager with EirTrade Aviation Maintenance. He was responsible for securing EASA Part 145 Line Maintenance approval for the Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 families of aircraft at the organisation’s facility in Ireland West Airport, Knock. Trowell was also supervising manager for EirTrade’s recent ‘world’s first’ dismantling of two 787-800s in Prestwick.
Trowell said: “We’ve invested in new capabilities at our engine disassembly facility in Dublin to encompass the CFM56-3 engine and unlocked new potential at our airframe disassembly and Part-145 line maintenance facility in Knock, where we can now provide continuous line maintenance, parking, and preservation for narrowbody aircraft, alongside the capability to disassemble both wide and narrowbody airframes and engines at the asset owner’s request.
“Customers benefit not only from our spacious hangar capacity but also extensive free on-site aircraft parking and storage.”
Ken Fitzgibbon, chief executive of EirTrade Aviation, said: “Steven joins our enthusiastic management line-up, and we welcome his technical expertise as we expand globally.
“Aircraft disassembly processes contribute to sustainable resource management by facilitating the recycling and reclamation of valuable materials from retired aircraft. This reduces waste, conserves resources, and minimises the environmental impact of disposal.
“EirTrade’s airframe and engines disassembly facilities are accredited by AFRA (Aircraft Fleet Recycling Association) and as the industry surges ahead after the pandemic, we need a strong and responsive team that recognise the importance of sustainability and manage our customers’ environmental concerns effectively.”