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Magnetic MRO expands engine workshop capabilities

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Magnetic MRO has announced that it has acquired tooling dedicated to the company’s engine workshop and in so doing, has “drastically expanded capabilities”, which have already received full EASA AND FAA approvals.

 New tooling has been delivered to Magnetic MRO’s engine workshop in Tallinn, Estonia.

According to MRO Magnetic, this latest addition adds more than 40 new services to the company’s repertoire, including the ability to perform modular maintenance and repair of CFM56-5B and CFM56-7B engines.

New capabilities include Fan, LPT MM, Hot section modules replacement, special procedures, partial and full replacement of HPT blades, HPT NGVs, HPT shrouds, LPT Stage 1 Vanes and others.

Engine line maintenance business manager at Magnetic MRO, Zoran Bozic, said: “We have a continued discussion about engine shops capacities versus demand for repairs, and a lot of arguments are supporting the major thesis – there is overcapacity.

One can agree with it as long as one is a “box-thinker”. But the real question is, how many players can provide an alternative solution? Now, we are one of them.

“The gap between a conservative (mainstream) type of service and demand for lighter, cheaper and more efficient options is where we want to place ourselves, and such expansion within our service spectrum allows us to do so.” 

He added: “Sooner or later airplanes will start flying again, and on-site engine repairs will be required. So now our challenge is to enhance the mobility of our service by an expansion of our engine team with experienced professionals.”

Magnetic MRO’s executive sales director, Alexey Ivanov, and his team have noticed some emerging trends following the global coronavirus outbreak.

He commented: “Airlines or leasing companies will be interested in deferring expensive overhauls of the engines and doing only minimum quick fix, which will return the engine back to operation without major investments.

“Moreover, we see that CFM56-5B and -7B engines become more and more mature (oldest engines are 20+ years old already) and asset owners become much more flexible when it comes to the repair of such engines and prefer modules changes and quick and cheap repairs, instead of overhauls.”

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