APOC partners with Willis Lease for 737-800 teardown


APOC Aviation is collaborating with Willis Aviation Services Limited (WASL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Willis Lease Finance Corporation in APOC’s first part-out project to take place at their Teesside Airport facility in the UK. The B737-800 airframe was acquired by APOC through leading Dutch asset investment manager, Arena Aviation Capital. APOC has signed a framework agreement for this and future teardowns at Teesside Airport with the experienced end-of-life solutions provider, WASL.

Jasper van den Boogaard, vice president Airframe Acquisition & Trading at APOC, explains that active project management and close cooperation is key for the successful completion of a project of this type. “We highly value the services provided by WASL and their specialist part-out team. The project has run very smoothly from the start, and we are working closely with the team onsite. Our full involvement at all times means that our customers can benefit from acquiring parts directly from the project.”

“We are honoured to support industry leaders like Arena and APOC and that they entrusted their asset with our Part 145 MRO services and dedicated disassembly team at our newly refurbished hangar. With our experienced and dedicated engineers along with APOC’s expertise and industry knowledge, the project has been a success, providing APOC with specific components when required,” said James Cobbold, director of sales at Willis Lease.

APOC said it has good levels of stock readily available at its global hubs located in The Netherlands, Singapore and Miami. With secure and readily available funding, APOC continually assess the marketplace for the right airframe acquisitions to add the youngest and most desirable components to their growing A320 and B737NG parts inventory.

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