Estonia-based Magnetic MRO and global logistics company Kuehne+Nagel have launched operations of their first joint aerospace hub project at the latter’s site in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

To mark the occasion, the companies have leased out the first aircraft engine stands developed at the site, which is capable of producing stands for the CFM56-3, CFM56-5A/B, CFM56-5C, CFM56-7B and V2500 brands.

The joint aerospace hub is also set to expand its operations by developing stands for the CF6-80, CF34-8, CF34-10, PW127, PW150A, Trent and LEAP engines.

The facility has been developed as part of last year’s agreement signed between Magnetic MRO and Kuehne+Nagel to provide engine stand management solutions via Magnetic MRO’s EngineStands24 project.

"We successfully left the first strategic milestones behind and brought the brand into life."

Earlier this year, both companies entered a working agreement to dispatch engine stands produced in Kuehne+Nagel’s KN Engine Chain hub in Amsterdam.

Magnetic MROCEO Risto Mäeots said: “On account of Kuehne+Nagel’s integrated supply chain solutions, we successfully left the first strategic milestones behind and brought the brand into life.

“Ever since the working agreement, EngineStands24 has already started to prove itself on the field to customers who have been benefiting from the specialised engine warehousing facility in Amsterdam and our highly convenient operational methods.

“Atlanta and Singapore are planned to be our next all-inclusive and fully operational stations, also accommodating certified logistics staff and a large variety of engine stands.”

Kuehne + Nagel will also expand its joint initiative with Magnetic MRO to its other KN EngineChain hubs in Singapore and Dubai, UAE, to offer engine stand management solutions worldwide.

Image: Magnetic MRO and Kuehne+Nagel leased out new aircraft engine stands. Photo: courtesy of Magnetic MRO.