APOC Aviation will be bringing two torn down CFM56-7B engines into stock mid-December. ESN874488 and ESN888169 have previously been operated and maintained by a leading North American carrier. Both engines are being disassembled in tandem at two of APOC’s chosen teardown facilities in the USA.
APOC is considering selling part of the material in As Removed Guaranteed Repairable condition providing engine MROs with the opportunity to overhaul the parts themselves. Other components will be repaired by APOC for stock and these will be available in Q1 of 2021.
According to Jim Nypels, Engine Materials Sales & Trading – APOC Aviation, the CFM56-7B is a sought -after engine candidate for teardown. “As a teardown and part-out specialist, APOC is focused on preserving the high calibre of our inventory for modern commercial aircraft and engines and this work is being carried out by two valued partners that we’re excited to start engine teardown partnerships with. We are building capability for the future and evaluate our engines on strict criteria – in particular maintenance history & records, LLP status and QEC Inventory. We have been very active in the engines marketplace in recent months and these form part of the portfolio of five CFM56 engines that we purchased for leasing, trading and teardown.”
With airlines delaying full engine shop visits, APOC’s engine division is focused on two main strategies says Nypels. “One is to provide ‘green time’ lease options to support operators as they begin to transition to normal service. The other is to fulfil the demand for AR and OH parts as engine shops perform lighter workscopes to save maintenance costs whilst keeping the global fleet flying.”