Tarmac Aerosave Opens MRO Shop For CFM56, LEAP Engines

Tarmac says the hangar has capacity for 100 storage spots for all engine types.
Credit: Tarmac Aerosave

Tarmac Aerosave has added a new designated engine shop located at its main base in Tarbes, France.

The facility, which became operational at Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrénées airport earlier this month, is certified to carry out line maintenance, dismantling and storage activities on CFM56 engine types as well as LEAP-1A and -1B variants. 

The CFM56 offering is more expansive, with services including top- and lower-case repair, LPT module replacement and QEC/LRU/BFE inventory removal and installation, among other offerings.

The LEAP offering also includes QEC/LRU/BFE removal and installation, and like the CFM56 service, will also have lease return capabilities along with borescope inspections.

Tarmac says the 59,200 ft.2 hangar has capacity for 100 storage spots for all engine types, as well as separate work areas.

Tarmac’s engine shop will be its fifth at its headquarters in the south of France. The other four are comprised of two widebody hangars servicing aircraft and two logistics facilities for parts storage removed from aircraft. 

Alexandre Brun, president of Tarmac Aerosave, says the new hangar is part of the company’s development policy for its three industrial sites which, aside from Tarbes, include another location in France and Tarmac Aragon in Caude, Spain.

James Pozzi

As Aviation Week's MRO Editor EMEA, 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.