Magnetic MRO Launches Engine Business

Magnetic Engines says it is able accommodate up to 10 engines at a time for work and storage.

Estonian maintenance provider Magnetic MRO has formally launched its engine repair business.

The venture, Magnetic Engines, was launched via a virtual event on Jan. 27 and will operate from a newly built 3,230 ft.2 facility in Tallinn. At the new facility, it is able accommodate up to 10 engines at a time for work and storage.

“Demand to accommodate more engines for repair was rising ever since we have started working on engines and it coincided with our short-term plans to relocate the shop to a new location,” says Zoran Bozic, business manager at Magnetic Engines. “A perfect solution was found within Tallinn airport site. With more than 300 m2 and dedicated office space, our new facility is just what we need.”

The company has worked on engines for several years, but in the past year has looked to build up its capabilities in preparation for the launch of the new business. This has entailed buying new tooling while gaining regulatory certifications.

Last year, Magnetic MRO was granted CAAC certification as well as EASA and FAA approval for modular maintenance of CFM56-3, CFM56-5B and CFM56-7B engines. Capabilities included fan modules, low-pressure turbine major module and core hot-section modules including the replacement of the engine’s combustion chamber. In total, the company says it added 40 new services related to engine maintenance during that period.

Magnetic MRO sees further demand for engine maintenance, having had more than 70 engine repair related events in 2020. These included top case repairs, fan and hot-section module replacements and preservation, among other services.

James Pozzi

As Aviation Week's European MRO editor, James Pozzi covers the latest industry news from the European region and beyond. He also writes in-depth features on the commercial aftermarket for Inside MRO.