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IAI Begins V2500 Maintenance

The Israeli company received its first IAE-manufactured engine this week after gaining repair approval.

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has commenced offering maintenance services for International Aero Engine’s (IAE) V2500 engine through its MRO division Bedek Aviation Group.

IAI signed a 10-year general agreement with manufacturer IAE for the V2500, the engine option for Airbus A320 family aircraft, which will be serviced by Bedek Engine Division.

The first V2500 arrived at its facility in Tel Aviv on Wednesday (Dec. 13), which is now an established service center for the engine, IAI said in a statement.

Approval for the V2500 adds to existing engine types serviced by Bedek which include the Pratt & Whitney models the JT9D and PW4000 along with CFM56-3, -5 and -7.

Aviation Week’s 2018 Fleet & MRO Forecast data projects strong aftermarket demand for the V2500 over the next decade.

The -A5 variant of the engine will hold an 11% MRO market share, level with the CFM56-5B and joint second overall behind the CFM56-7.

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