02 November 2022

Vallair acquires two Airbus A320 aircraft from lessor Aviation Capital Group for teardown

“The market for USM is growing as operators seek to contain rising costs for OEM parts. Vallair is committed to a significant investment programme to meet these customer demands.”
Armando Filho, Material Management Director

Luxembourg – 2nd November 2022: Vallair, the mature asset specialist, has purchased two A320s from Aviation Capital Group (ACG) for teardown. The aircraft (MSN 2372 and MSN 2393) are both 2005 vintage and the airframes will be dismantled at Vallair’s facility in Montpellier, France.

According to Armando Filho, Material Management Director, “Both A320s are currently stored in Montpellier and will be processed at the end of the year with parts available in Q1 of 2023.  The multiplicity of components will significantly enhance our stock of freshly tagged, modern narrowbody parts.  Our inventory has already been boosted by the recent teardown of A321 MSN 1008 and these two airframes will further sustain our strategy to build a high-quality spares hub in France. We are fully committed to supporting this aircraft type for airlines, lessors and asset managers” says Filho.

To support Vallair’s asset procurement process, intelligent repair management is combined with an integrated supply chain and global network of audited MRO facilities.  This provides a streamlined service for Vallair’s material management team which is closely aligned to the teardown function and processes high volumes of aircraft parts every month, working with the in-house aerostructures repair shop based in Châteauroux.

“We have further narrowbodies in our pipeline for teardown in 2023, and to complement our new A330 widebody MRO capabilities in Châteauroux, we are analysing return potential on widebody teardowns too” Filho continues. “Vallair’s technical support teams oversee the return to service of all components requiring repair or overhaul with the objective of minimising costs and streamlining the return to service of critical parts. All A320 family parts will be offered ‘as removed’ or fully serviced and certified, and available for sale, exchange or loan. Maximum flexibility and availability is our mission.”