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May 20, 2024


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Engine makers CFM International, GE Aerospace, and Safran Group hope to get a complete picture of the extent of unapproved parts sold with fraudulent documentation by UK-based company AOG Technics within fourteen days. The company and owner Jose Zamora Yrala were summoned on Wednesday by the London High Court to release documentation within two weeks. So far, 96 engines have been identified that include parts sourced from AOG Technics. CFM and GE hope to get the full picture of certificate forgery soon.

CFM, GE Aerospace and some of its subsidiaries, and Safran have been quick to seek a ruling from the High Court, just three months after the fraud was discovered. They did so in the interest of safety, the parties said on Wednesday:

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Richard Schuurman
Active as a journalist since 1987, with a background in newspapers, magazines, and a regional news station, Richard has been covering commercial aviation on a freelance basis since late 2016. Richard is contributing to AirInsight since December 2018. He also writes for Airliner World, Aviation News, Piloot & Vliegtuig, and Luchtvaartnieuws Magazine. Twitter: @rschuur_aero.