The acquisition includes 14 newer-generation PW-4170 engines in addition to the A330 airframes 

Boca Raton, FL, July 2, 2024 – Global aviation logistics and aftermarket services leader VAS Aero Services announced it has acquired seven Airbus A330 aircraft which had been operated by China Southern Airlines. The aircrafts’ newer-generation Pratt & Whitney PW-4170 engines will be made available for lease, as well as harvested for in-demand USM parts, while the airframes will be designated for placement or possible teardown and subsequent parts harvesting and marketing. This inventory will be widely accessed by the company’s worldwide airline operator and MRO customer base, as well as multiple teams within the Airbus and Satair network.

The 14 PW4170 engines will become part of VAS’s long-term supply program with SR Technics, allowing both companies to offer flexible solutions for engine leasing and USM parts availability to key customers. In addition to this purchase, VAS has acquired more than 35 spare engines in the recent past, bolstering its already strong market position and enhancing its ability to provide a competitive offering to PW4000 operators around the world.

“VAS has developed a singular expertise in end-of-life management of Airbus A330 aircraft, which affords our worldwide customers a vital source of engines for lease and certified USM engine and airframe parts for replacement or exchange programs,” according to VAS CEO Tommy Hughes. “This deal for seven A330 aircraft further extends our position as a premier supplier of A330 aftermarket engines and USM parts to the global aviation marketplace.”