End-of-life aircraft specialist AerFin has been granted EASA Part 145 certification to include new offerings in its engine MRO services.
The approval is for AerFin’s 100,000 square feet facility located in Caerphilly in South Wales, a location where it stores more than 50 engines and also provides storage, warehousing, and parts distribution services. It covers CFM56-5B, -7B, -5C4, CF34 and Rolls-Royce RB211 engines.
New capabilities include engine piece part component inspection, testing, certification, along with borescope inspections and engine module swaps. The services will be added to AerFin’s existing engine disassembly capabilities. James Bennett, AerFin’s director sales and marketing, says the approval is significant not just for the company’s growth but also in allowing it to bring new services to a market where MRO shop capacity continues to struggle.
“Our new MRO service offering perfectly complements our current engine disassembly activities, allowing us to further support our strategic airline and MRO partners,” he says. “Additionally, it will also allow us to expand our client base in a growing MRO space. Already, without any significant marketing of the services we’re in advanced discussions with several new and existing customers.”
He adds that the approval took around six months to achieve, with input across the benefit specifically from AerFin’s quality and operations departments. Bennett says all relevant tooling and equipment is in place to support full maintenance capabilities.
In addition to the Caerphilly disassembly center, AerFin also operates a components and AOG service facility at London Gatwick Airport, a warehouse and storage location in Singapore and since earlier this year, a facility in Atlanta focusing on parts inventory for the Embraer E-Jet.