Dublin, July 25th 2023: EirTrade Aviation, the global aviation asset management and trading company headquartered in Dublin, has appointed Steven Trowell to the position of Vice President-Technical.
Previously Hangar Manager, and also holding the role of Accountable Manager with EirTrade Aviation Maintenance, Trowell was responsible for securing EASA Part 145 Line Maintenance approval for the Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 families of aircraft at the organisation’s facility in Ireland West Airport, Knock. He was also supervising manager for EirTrade’s recent ‘world’s first’ dismantling of two 787-800s in Prestwick. An experienced, hands-on aircraft engineer, this new role will see him spearhead new integrated services for customers as EirTrade underpins its significant business increase at its AFRA approved facilities in Ireland.
Trowell is enthusiastic about the opportunities and challenges ahead, noting that EirTrade’s investment in tooling and facilities presents him with the scope to help the business grow. “We’ve invested in new capabilities at our engine disassembly facility in Dublin to encompass the CFM56-3 engine and unlocked new potential at our airframe disassembly and Part-145 line maintenance facility in Knock, where we can now provide continuous line maintenance, parking, and preservation for narrowbody aircraft, alongside the capability to disassemble both wide and narrowbody airframes and engines at the asset owner’s request. Customers benefit not only from our spacious hangar capacity but also extensive free on-site aircraft parking and storage.”
Ken Fitzgibbon, CEO of EirTrade Aviation, applauds his professional young team who will be at the forefront of taking the business forwards. “Steven joins our enthusiastic management line-up, and we welcome his technical expertise as we expand globally. Aircraft disassembly processes contribute to sustainable resource management by facilitating the recycling and reclamation of valuable materials from retired aircraft. This reduces waste, conserves resources, and minimises the environmental impact of disposal. EirTrade’s airframe and engines disassembly facilities are accredited by AFRA (Aircraft Fleet Recycling Association) and as the industry surges ahead after the pandemic, we need a strong and responsive team that recognise the importance of sustainability and manage our customers’ environmental concerns effectively.”