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Jet Engine Installed in IAA HQ Lobby

01 Jun 2016

A CFM56-3B2 jet engine was recently installed as an educational display piece in the lobby of IAA HQ in Dublin. The following timelapse video shows how the engine was installed over a four hour period.

This engine was kindly donated to the Irish Aviation Authority by GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS).

The CFM-56 engine is one of the most common turbofan aircraft engines in the world, with over 28,000 having been built since 1974. It is most widely used on Boeing 737 and Airbus 320 aircraft. By 2016, CFM-56 engines have flown more than 750 million cumulative hours. 

This particular engine (Serial Number 722374) was built on the 19th January 1989 and is rated at 22,000 lbs thrust. Throughout it operational lifespan, this engine accumulated 47,088 flight hours and 31,665 flight cycles, before it suffered a contained failure on the 29th April 2015. 

The engine was originally fitted to a B737-300 aircraft registered in Belgium as OO-LTC where it operated with Trans European Airways. In 1997 the aircraft and engine where purchased by Easyjet and flew on the UK register as G-EZYD. In 2004, GECAS purchased the aircraft and engine as feedstock for its cargo conversion programme. The engine was removed, overhauled and fitted to a sistership of G-EZYD as part of this programme. N105KH, a B737-300SF was registered in the US and flew with this engine for Kittyhawk Airlines until 2008. The aircraft and engine were then leased to Ukraine International Airlines where the engine flew until its failure.