Ireland-based maintenance provider Aero Inspection has been granted approval from EASA and the FAA to carry out borescope inspections and boreblend repairs on the CFM International LEAP engine.
The double approvals for the new generation engine type, an option for the Airbus A320neo, Boeing 737 MAX and the Comac 919, come after a lengthy period of training and product development within the company to bring capabilities up to speed.
“Adding the CFM LEAP to our approval puts us in a strong position to support lessors and airlines for this new engine type,” said Aero Inspection’s operations manager Owen Bagnell. “It was an obvious step for us”.
Bagnall added that the company has become one of the first borescope specialists to hold these approvals.
Aero Inspection, headquartered in Shannon and with an office in Singapore, now has EASA and FAA approvals for borescope inspections on more than 70 engines and auxiliary power units.