10-year-old Luxair 737-700 to be parted out

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Following a trend for airliners to retire younger than ever, Aviation Week confirmed today that one of Luxair's 737-700's, only built in 2004, is to be retired for parting out. The aircraft is set to arrive at Bruntingthorpe, England, where it will be broken up by GJD Aero Tech. The CFM56-powered aircraft in question has around 13,000 cycles and 31,000 hours "on the clock" and is one of the youngest 737NG's retired to date. When asked why GJD was chosen ahead of several other UK companies dismantling 737's and A320s,  Engineering Manager Gary Spoors pointed to their EASA Part 145 rating, allowing for parts to be quickly returned to service. GJD are also the first EA approved aircraft dismantling facility in the UK.

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