Published on March 24th, 2022 | by Alan Dwyer0
EirTrade Introduces Engine Disassembly
EirTrade Aviation has augmented its aircraft dismantling capability with the addition of engine disassembly. The new capability, which is available at EirTrade’s facility in Rathcoole, Co.Dublin will complement its existing aircraft disassembly activities which are based in the Company’s AFRA accredited facility at Ireland West Airport in Knock.
Commenting on the introduction of the engine disassembly, the VP Asset Management at EirTrade Aviation, Lee Carey said, “The introduction of the engine disassembly facility in Dublin will enable us to enhance the organisation’s end-of-life product offering to the market and become a complete end-of-life solution provider. This vertical integration strategy will enable EirTrade to mitigate third party and logistical costs and enable the organisation to gain access to material quicker to support our global client base. Our initial focus will be on the CFM platform, however, we will be looking to expand our capabilities to cover other platforms in the near future and we’ll be offering these services to the open market as well as catering for our own engines. The demand for engine USM is strong and we anticipate that demand will continue to grow as the industry recovers from the effects of COVID. Our location in the heart of the aircraft leasing community in Dublin, alongside our relationships with the community itself, will be a key factor. During the market downturn, the fact that EirTrade was able to offer tailored asset management solutions encouraged asset owners to come to EirTrade to manage their assets and maximise the realisable value of their aircraft.”
The initial engine disassembly will be carried out under an agreement with Lufthansa Technik by Lufthansa trained engineers who will be responsible for the disassembly of the first eight engines in EirTrade’s order book, after which all future work will be carried out by the Company’s own engineers.