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Iberia Maintenance celebrates successful 2022 with increase in engine inductions

Iberia Maintenance said it consolidated its position as a centre of excellence for V2500 engines in 2022, as it formed new partnerships with companies such as Qatar Airways and HK Express.

The V2500 represents more than 50 per cent of the engines inducted by the company.

The CFM56 represents one-third of the total number of repaired engines, encompassing both CFM56-5Bs and CFM56-7Bs. In 2022, Iberia Maintenace reached an agreement with RwandAir for the maintenance and repair of its -7B & -7BE engines, powering the airline’s Boeing 737 fleet.

Iberia Maintenance said new contracts had increased the total number of engines inducted by 14 per cent compared to 2021 levels. The company also noted it still served the RB211-535 engine; making it one of few engine shops in the world to be able to do so.

Looking to the future, Iberia Maintenance said it had made a multi-million Euro investment to acquire tooling and machinery so as to adapt its engine shop to be able to cater to demand for newer engines such as the GTF and LEAP, while continuing to serve existing models.

In October 2022, Iberia Maintenance obtained a license to service Pratt & Whitney GTF engines, which power the Airbus A320neo family. The first GTF will arrive in the second half of 2023.

“The aeronautical maintenance sector is at a turning point and companies have to adapt to it,” said Iberia Maintenance’s engine shop director Eylo Gonzalez. “We have to be able to respond to the current demands of our customers while preparing for the future and that is what we are doing at Iberia Maintenance. In this way, a stable workload is guaranteed for the future.”

A V2500 engine

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