FL Technics Gains FAA Engine Approval

The engine division of FL Technics has gained approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to provide engine maintenance services from its facility in Kaunas.

FL Technics Engine Services confirmed the certification on Tuesday (Nov. 29) and says it will be the first MRO in Lithuania with FAA approval for engine services.

The approval enables FL Technics to repair engines and their components. The capability allows the company to maintain and repair engines that can be sold and mounted on aircraft in FAA-regulated markets.

The certification follows European Union Aviation Safety Agency Part 145 approval granted in May 2021. 

“Addressing the supply and demand for aircraft engines and their components we are continuously investing in our assets, capacity, and capabilities, including a modern purpose-built engine shop with dedicated five-bay, storage, and support facilities," says Julius Bogusevicius, head of engine, airframe and materials services at FL Technics.

“With the dual-release capability we are now set for further developments of our operations, including upcoming purchases of CFM family engines, in addition to already owned assets, as well as planned capabilities to provide engine teardown services,” Bogusevicius adds.

FL Technics set up the engine business in October 2020 as a quick-turn shop to cater for the service, which saw growth in demand during the COVID-19 pandemic due to operators offsetting full engine overhauls to preserve cashflow.

Engine types serviced by the company include the CFM56-3, -5 and -7; V2500, PW4000, CF6-80, CF34-3 and RB211.

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.