Vallair, the mature asset specialist, has completed the full teardown of two A320s (MSN 2372 and MSN 2393) on behalf of SETNA iO, the global aftermarket aircraft part supplier. The dismantlement process has been co-ordinated at Vallair’s MRO facility in Montpellier, France.

Vallair’s repair management is combined with an integrated supply chain and global network of audited MRO facilities to provide a streamlined service.

This is closely aligned to the comprehensive teardown function, and Vallair’s AFRA accredited facilities have pioneered the sustainable processes of scrapping/recycling within their teardown management package. Vallair’s technical support teams oversee the return to service of all components requiring repair or overhaul with the objective of minimising costs and streamlining the return to service of critical parts.


Armando Filho, Material Management Director – Vallair, explained that all parts from the recent teardown are now being shipped to SETNA iO’s warehouse in the UK. He said: “We work closely with SETNA iO and build business together in a mutually sustainable way. Vallair processes high volumes of aircraft parts every month, working with our in-house aerostructures repair shop based in Châteauroux. Our team will receive the nacelles for inspection and/or repair, and we have also bought back the thrust reversers from MSN2372 to be repaired and be part of Vallair’s own stock.”

David Chaimovitz, CEO of SETNA iO, adds “Our business is centred on providing rotable spares for commercial, regional, and business aircraft looking to exchange, loan or purchase. We have been buying and selling parts together with Vallair for several years and working with their specialist team to manage a range of repairs for key components like nacelles for the past 2 years. This significant amount of high-quality A320 stock will boost USM availability of these core parts throughout our global stock hubs.”

Vallair has further narrowbodies in the pipeline for teardown in 2023, and to complement its new A330 widebody MRO capabilities in Châteauroux, the Company is analysing return potential on widebody teardowns too.
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