Miami-based IAG Engine Center has expanded its European footprint by acquiring the engine and component repair business of Alitalia Maintenance Systems (AMS).
After the deal was finalised on Monday (September 19), IAG confirmed it plans to operate an engine repair facility in Rome, adding overhaul capabilities for the CFM56-5B and 7B, along with APU services to existing approvals for the CF6-80, CF6-50 and JT9 engines.
Mauricio Luna, CEO of IAG Engine Center, said IAG has the means in place to re-open the dormant Rome facility through its in-house expertise along with technicians who previously worked for AMS.
It also confirmed it will become re-certified by ENAC, EASA and the FAA in “the coming weeks”.
Larry Serlo, IAG’s chief financial officer, added: “We are specifically interested in supporting the leasing community in the transition of their assets and our future plans include line maintenance for the airlines that transit Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino International Airport in Rome.”