Aircraft components provider British International Industries (Bii) has selected US-based Chromalloy to repair/overhaul and inspect all CFM56-3 engine material.

Bii has recently collaborated with Irish aircraft and engine leasing firm Rostrum Leasing to supply a set of engine piece parts resulting from the phased tear-down programme of selected B737-300 Classics and CFM56 spare engines, formerly operated by Southwest Airlines.

Bii possesses all available piece parts to serve the used materials market at its warehouse near London Gatwick (LGW) for sales and distribution.

Bii said that the agreement with Chromalloy was awarded in recognition of their expertise and capabilities on the CFM56-3 engine, as well as their advanced repair services.

Bii commercial manager James Burley said that working with Chromalloy will help the company to preserve a near-99% yield on components that otherwise would be considerably lower.

He said: “Consolidating the repairs across such a large quantity of engine parts with one repair source will also enable us to save costs and time throughout the repair process.”

Chromalloy will primarily perform the overhauls, repairs and inspections within its facilities in the US, Holland and Thailand.

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Burley added: “Certifying engine material with a major repair solution like Chromalloy signifies quality and expertise. Our customers will know they are buying units repaired to the highest standard.”

Bii aims to increase its intake of CMF56 material and Chromalloy’s expertise across all engine types.

Bii provides parts and services for the commercial aviation sector specialising in Boeing aircraft and RJ inventory.

Integrated solutions provider Chromalloy has a global presence with a customer base across commercial, cargo and military sectors.