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High Court orders disclosure of sales of GE and CFM jet engine parts sold without genuine airworthiness certificates


At a public hearing on 20 September 2023, the Honourable Mr Justice Meade (a judge of the High Court in London) granted to the Claimants, GE, Saffran and CFM, an interlocutory injunction requiring AOG Technics Limited (and its sole director and shareholder, Mr Jose Zamora Yrala), to disclose, within 14 days, all of its sales of GE and CFM jet engine parts sold since 2015.

AOG Technics Limited is a London broker of aircraft parts and is accused of selling thousands of components for the GE CF6 and CFM56 engine types with forged airworthiness release certificates.  The CF6 and CFM56 engines are used on commercial passenger and freighter aircraft such as the Airbus A230 family and Boeing 737, 767 and 747-400 aircraft.  The CFM56 engine, in particular, is the best selling commercial jet engine with over 33,900 delivered,  with a CFM56 powered aircraft taking off every two seconds around the world.

Matthew Reeve KC and Joseph England of Quadrant Chambers acted for the Claimants, GE, Safran and CFM, instructed by Tony Payne, Sophie Brophy and Camilla Bonfield of DLA Piper.

The case continues.

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CFM56 engine