07 June 2023

Vallair completes teardown of two Airbus A320 aircraft on behalf of SETNAiO

Luxembourg, June 7th 2023: Vallair, the mature asset specialist, has completed the full teardown of two A320s (MSN 2372 and MSN 2393) on behalf of SETNA iO, the global aftermarket aircraft part supplier. The dismantlement process has been co-ordinated at Vallair’s MRO facility in Montpellier, France.

Vallair’s intelligent repair management is combined with an integrated supply chain and global network of audited MRO facilities to provide a streamlined service.  This is closely aligned to the comprehensive teardown function, and Vallair’s AFRA accredited facilities have pioneered the sustainable processes of scrapping/recycling within their teardown management package. 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.


Armando Filho, Material Management Director – Vallair, explains that all parts from the recent teardown are now being shipped to SETNA iO’s warehouse in the UK. “We work closely with SETNA iO and build business together in a mutually sustainable way.  Vallair processes high volumes of aircraft parts every month, working with our in-house aerostructures repair shop based in Châteauroux. Our team will receive the nacelles for inspection and/or repair, and we have also bought back the thrust reversers from MSN2372 to be repaired and be part of Vallair’s own stock.”


David Chaimovitz, CEO of SETNA iO, adds “Our business is centred on providing rotable spares for  commercial, regional, and business aircraft looking to exchange, loan or purchase. We have been buying and selling parts together with Vallair for several years and working with their specialist team to manage a range of repairs for key components like nacelles for the past 2 years.  This significant amount of high-quality A320 stock will boost USM availability of these core parts throughout our global stock hubs.”

Vallair has further narrowbodies in the pipeline for teardown in 2023, and to complement its new A330 widebody MRO capabilities in Châteauroux, the Company is analysing return potential on widebody teardowns too.


Vallair is an aviation company with facilities in Luxembourg, Châteauroux and Montpellier in France. It provides integrated support for mature aircraft, engines, and major components. Complementary business units are founded upon engineering excellence: Assets Management, Project Management including Cargo Conversions, Material Management, Airframe MRO, Engine Repairs, Aerostructure & Composite Repairs, Teardown, Painting, Aircraft Parking & Storage. These interrelated services offer Airlines, Lessors, OEMs and Defense stakeholders worldwide cost-effective solutions to extend the life of their assets or dispose of them in an economically beneficial and environmentally acceptable way. Vallair is a leading player in the cargo conversion, trading, and leasing of narrowbody, widebody and regional aircraft. To learn more visit www.vallair.aero

Company Contact:  sales@vallair.aero