Projects History

Below you will find a brief history of the main APU projects Swanaero has been involved with over the years.
Since starting business in 2006 we have owned 118 APUs to date, giving us a great deal of experience covering a range of APU types.

Another 331-200ER APU for teardown

331-200ER APU P-1555

331-200ER APU P-1555 Boxed for transport

In November 2021 we purchased 331-200ER APU serial number P-1555 for teardown.

The APU is now at Dublin Aerospace’s workshop for disassembly.

LLP details

3840019-1 1st STAGE TURBINE DISK, 7507 Cycles remaining

3840007-1 2nd STAGE TURBINE DISK, 7507 Cycles remaining

3840020-3 3rd STAGE TURBINE WHEEL ASSY, 7507 Cycles remaining

Another 36-150AA APU begins teardown process

36-150AA APU

36-150AA APU P-431 November 2021 before teardown

In November 2021 we sent 36-150AA APU serial number P-431 for teardown at H+S Aviation.

This unit was one of five APUs we purchased in 2019. More details to follow.

Ex Mexicana 36-150R APU for teardown

36-150R APU P-113

36-150M APU P-113 ready for shipping

In August 2021 we purchased 36-150R APU serial number P-113 for teardown.

This APU was zero time from repair at Honeywell Phoenix in 2010 where it had new zero time Turbine and Compressor Rotors installed. It was owned by Mexicana Airlines who ceased operations later that year and the APU was in storage for 11 years.

The APU was torn down at H+S Aviation’s shop in Portsmouth UK and serviceable parts came into stock at Swanaero in early October 2021. The APU had serviceable low time rotors as follows.

3615880-1 Turbine Rotor TSN 0 hours

3822101-1 Compressor Rotor TSN 0 hours

Another 36-150M APU for teardown

36-150M APU P-223C

36-150M APU P-223C prior to teardown

In June 2021 we purchased 36-150M APU serial number P-223 for teardown. The APU was zero time since repair and has been stored for several years.

The APU was disassembled at H+S Aviation’s shop in Portsmouth UK and serviceable & overhauled parts came into stock at Swanaero in August. The APU has serviceable low time rotors as follows.

3615880-1 Turbine Rotor TSN 1640 hours

3822101-1 Compressor Rotor TSN 5295 hours

Boeing 757 / 767 APU 331-200ER for teardown

331-200ER APU P-1601

331-200ER APU P-1601 prior to teardown

In June 2021 we purchased 331-200ER APU serial number P-1601 for teardown. The APU was torn down at Dublin Aerospace’s shop. A number of parts are finishing repair and the serviceable and overhauled parts are due in stock at Swanaero shortly.

Challenger APU 36-100E for teardown

36-100E APU P-197C

36-100E APU P-197C

In March 2020 we purchased 36-100E APU serial number P-197C for teardown.

The unit was zero time from HSI but held in storage in Canada for many years.

The unit was torn down at American Turbo Systems in Tucson AZ USA. Serviceable and overhauled parts came into stock at Swanaero in July 2020.

Another 36-150W APU for teardown

36-150W APU

36-150W APU

In January 2020 we purchased 36-150W APU serial number P-423 for teardown.

The unit was disassembled at H+S Aviation’s workshop and parts came into stock at Swanaero in March 2020.

331-350C APU P-505C for teardown

331-350C APU R-505C

Swanaero Technical Director Ian Ford with the parts of 331-350C R-505C seen in February 2020 at TurbineAero’s workshop in Chonburi Thailand

In December 2019 we purchased 331-350C serial number R-505C which was used for teardown.

The APU was disassembled at TurbineAero’s workshop in January 2020 and serviceable and repaired parts are now in stock at Swanaero.

Two more 36-150R APUs purchased for teardown

36-150R APU P-188

36-150R APU P-188 prior to teardown

36-150M APU P-252

36-150M APU P-252 prior to teardown

In November 2019 we purchased two more 36-150 series APUs for teardown. These are 36-150R models, serial numbers P-188 and P-252.

P-188 was disassembled at H+S Aviation’s workshop in early 2020 and the parts came into stock at Swanaero in late February 2020.

This unit features overhauled 3615880-1 Turbine Rotor and 3822101-1 Compressor Rotor with very low TSN of just 427.2 hours and 400 cycles.

We are holding P-252 for disassembly at a later date.

36-150M APU P-180A for teardown

36-150M APU P-180A

36-150M APU P-180A prior to teardown

36-150M APU P-180A

36-150M APU P-180A prior to teardown

In October 2019 we purchased another 36-150M APU for teardown, this one is serial number P-180A.

The APU was torn down at H+S Aviation’s workshop and parts came into stock at Swanaero in late 2019.

Two more 36-150M APUs purchased for teardown

In September 2019 we purchased 36-150M APUs serial numbers P-144C and P-174C.

36-150M APU P-144C

36-150M APU P-144C prior to teardown

36-150M APU P-174C

The parts of 36-150M APU P-174C

P-144C was partly disassembled after a shop visit where the owner did not proceed to rebuild it. Swanaero used the APU as a teardown and it was disassembled and inspected at H+S Aviation’s workshop. Serviceable parts are now in stock at Swanaero.

P-174C was fully disassembled we used it for parts recovery. Key parts are were inspected at H+S Aviation and came into stock in December 2019.

36-150RR APU P-366

36-150RR APU P-366

36-150RR APU P-366 at the workshop

In September 2019 we purchased 36-150RR APU serial number P-366.

The APU was sent to H+S Aviation’s workshop for evaluation and was purchased by one of our key customers in late 2019.

Two more 331-200ER APUs purchased

Some of the parts of 331-200ER APU P-2121

Some of the parts of 331-200ER APU P-2121

In May 2019 we purchased 331-200ER APUs serial numbers P-1405 and P-2121.

P-2121 was partly disassembled after a shop visit where the operator did not proceed to rebuild it. Swanaero used the APU as a teardown and and full disassembly and parts inspection was carried out by Dublin Aerospace. Parts came into stock at Swanaero in September 2019.

P-1405 was used as a lease APU by the previous owner and was sold on to a customer in July 2019, they plan to repair it for further service.

Another 36-100E APU for teardown

36-100E APU P-136C

36-100E APU serial number P-136C

In February 2019 we purchased 36-100E APU serial number P-136C for teardown.

The APU was disassembled at American Turbo Systems workshop and parts came into stock at Swanaero in June 2019.

Another 36-150W APU for teardown

36-150W APU P-475

36-150W APU serial number P-475

In January 2019 we purchased 36-150W APU serial number P-475 for spares recovery.

The APU was torn down at H+S Aviation’s workshop and serviceable parts came into stock at Swanaero in late February.

Five 36-150AA APUs for teardown

In November 2018 we purchased five 36-150AA APUs for use as teardowns in the coming year.
This was a milestone for Swanaero taking us to a total of 102 APUs owned since we started business, and will allow us to further invest in high demand 36-series parts to support our customers in the coming years.
The APUs are serial numbers P-419, P-429, P-430, P-431 and P-452 all ex SkyWest Airlines. They arrived at our facility in the UK in late 2018.
The first three of these, serial numbers P-419, P-429 and P-430 were torn down in 2019 and serviceable parts are now in stock. P-431 was torn down in late 2021 and the final one P-452 will be sent for teardown in due course.

36-150AA APU

36-150AA APU

36-150AA APU P-452

36-150AA APU P-452

36-150AA APU P-419 prior to teardown

36-150AA APU P-419 prior to teardown

Another 331-350C APU for teardown

331-350C R-400C at TurbineAero before teardown

331-350C R-400C at TurbineAero before teardown

In September 2018 we purchased 331-350C APU serial number P-400C to use for teardown.
The APU was disassembled at TurbineAero’s workshop in Thailand and serviceable and overhauled parts came into stock at Swanaero in early 2019.

Another 36-100M APU for teardown

36-100M APU P-238C prior to teardown

36-100M APU P-238C prior to teardown

In August 2018 we purchased 36-100M APU serial number P-238C to use for teardown.
The APU was disassembled at H+S Aviation’s workshop in the UK and serviceable parts came into Swanaero stock in September 2018.

36-150G APU for parts recovery

In June 2018 we purchased the parts of 36-150G APU serial number P-455C for spares recovery.

The APU was sent to the workshop by the previous owner but proved to be beyond economic repair and Swanaero has purchased the remains of the APU. We had a number of LRUs and piece parts repaired and these came into stock in September 2018.

36-150R APU for teardown

36-150R P-161 prior to teardown

36-150R P-161 prior to teardown

In March 2018 we purchased 36-150R APU serial number P-161 for teardown.

The APU was disassembled at H+S Aviation’s workshop and serviceable parts came into Swanaero stock in May 2018.

36-100M APU P-234

36-100M P-234 prior to teardown

36-100M P-234 prior to teardown

In March 2018 we purchased 36-100M APU serial number P-234 for teardown.

The APU was disassembled at H+S Aviation’s workshop and serviceable parts came into stock at Swanaero in April 2018.

Our third 331-350C APU for teardown

331-350C APU P-372C prior to teardown

331-350C APU P-372C prior to teardown

In September 2017 we purchased 331-350C serial number R-372C to use for teardown to parts. The APU is ex Thai Airways and was located in Thailand.

The APU was torn down at Turbine Aero / Triumph Aviation Services Asia’s workshop and parts came into our stock in early 2018.

Two 36-150R APUs for teardown

36-150R APU P-246 prior to teardown

36-150R APU P-246 prior to teardown

36-150R APU P-256 prior to teardown

36-150R APU P-256 prior to teardown

In September 2017 we purchased 36-150R APUs serial numbers P-246 and P-256 to use for teardown.

The APUs were both disassembled at Inflite MRO Services’ workshop in the UK and serviceable parts came into our stock in late 2017 and early 2018.

Our second 331-350C APU for teardown

331-350C APU R-657C after removal from the aircraft

331-350C APU R-657C after removal from the aircraft

In May 2017 we purchased 331-350C serial number R-657C to use for teardown to parts. The APU came from an A340 aircraft that was being torn down in the UK.

The APU was torn down at Turbine Aero / Triumph Aviation Services Asia’s workshop and serviceable parts came into stock in October 2017.

36-150W APU for teardown

36-150W APU P-120 prior to teardown

36-150W APU P-120 prior to teardown

In February 2017 we purchased 36-150W APU serial number P-120 to use for teardown.
The APU was disassembled at Inflite MRO Services’ workshop and parts came into Swanaero stock in June 2017.

Three 36-100M APUs for teardown

In February 2017 we purchased three 36-100M APUs to use for teardown.
The APUs were disassembled at Inflite MRO Services’ workshop and serviceable parts came into our stock in May 2017.

36-100M APU P-299C prior to teardown

36-100M APU P-299C prior to teardown

36-100M APU P-198C prior to teardown

36-100M APU P-198C prior to teardown

36-100M APU P-145C prior to teardown

36-100M APU P-145C prior to teardown

331-200ER APU P-1394

GTCP 331-200ER APU P-1394 prior to teardown

GTCP 331-200ER APU P-1394 prior to teardown

In late 2016 we purchased this unserviceable APU for teardown to parts.
The unit was disassembled at Dublin Aerospace’s workshop and serviceable parts came into our in stock in early 2017.

331-350C APU R-340C

GTCP 331-350C APU R-340C

GTCP 331-350C APU R-340C

In May 2016 we purchased this serviceable APU for our APU pool.
The APU had a test and re-preservation at EPCOR’s workshop during June 2016 and was sold for use on an A330-200 aircraft in early 2018.

331-350C APU R-504C

GTCP 331-350C APU R-504C prior to teardown

GTCP 331-350C APU R-504C prior to teardown

In May 2016 we purchased this unserviceable APU to use for teardown.
The power section of the APU was torn down at Dublin Aerospace’s workshop and the good parts came into stock at Swanaero in August 2016. The Load Compressor and Load Gearbox modules were torn down at Triumph Asia and serviceable parts arrived in stock early 2017.
This is our first ‘350C teardown and has enabled us to stock a wider range of serviceable parts and LRUs to support our customers.

36-100G APU P-605

In March 2016 we purchased this unserviceable APU to use for teardown.
The APU was disassembled at Inflite MRO Services’ workshop and the useful parts came into Swanaero stock in July 2016.

Disassembled 36-150R APU P-223

Parts of 36-150R APU P-223

Parts of 36-150R APU P-223

In February 2016 we received the parts of this disassembled APU. The unit was sent for a shop visit in 2014 but the owner decided not to complete the repair and the parts were stored for two years. In 2016 Swanaero had the useful parts inspected and tagged and these are now in stock.

Disassembled 36-150M APU P-151CA

In January 2016 we purchased the parts of this APU. The unit was disassembled and estimated for repair a few years ago but the owner did not proceed. The parts were in storage for several years but we have now had the useful items re-inspected, tagged and added to our stock.

Parts from 36-100E APU P-218

Gearbox Assembly of 36-100E APU P-218

Gearbox Assembly of 36-100E APU P-218

In January 2016 we purchased a package of as removed parts and a gearbox assembly from this APU that became BER. The gearbox was disassembled at the workshop and we now have the serviceable parts in stock.

Parts from 331-200ER P-1213

In January 2016 we purchased a package of serviceable and overhauled parts from a 331-200ER APU that was parted out at Dublin Aerospace. These items are now in stock.

36-150F APU P-152

36-150F P-152 during disassembly at Inflite

36-150F P-152 during disassembly at Inflite

In December 2015 we acquired this disassembled APU as part of an exchange deal with our serviceable APU serial number P-138.

It was sent to Inflite MRO Services’ workshop for disassembly and parts salvage. The serviceable parts came in to our stock in early 2016.

36-100G APU P-375

36-100G P-375 on arrival at Inflite's workshop

36-100G P-375 on arrival at Inflite’s workshop

In October 2015 we purchased this APU in as removed condition.

The unit was sent to Inflite MRO Services’ workshop and used for teardown to parts.

Serviceable items came into stock January 2016.

Five APS-1000C3 APUs

Five APS 1000 APUs

Five APS-1000 APUs

In July 2015 we purchased five APS-1000C3 APUs to use for parts salvage. Four of the APUs were disassembled having been deemed BER. Initially we made a range of LRUs serviceable and these have been selling well so we are continuing to make more LRUs serviceable to support customer needs. A number of the piece parts we also sold and others remain in our stock.

One of the APUs part number 4501690A serial number SP-E967477 was used for LRU recovery then the ‘bare’ APU was sold to a workshop for spares salvage.

Two 36-150RJ APUs P-325C & P-386

In June 2015 we purchased these two APUs in as removed disassembled condition after they were deemed too expensive to repair at a workshop. We salvaged the remaining good LRUs and internal items which are now in stock.

Two 36-150AA APUs P-227 & P-307

36-150AA APU P-307 prior to teardown

36-150AA APU P-307 prior to teardown

36-150AA APU P-227 prior to teardown

36-150AA APU P-227 prior to teardown

In January 2015 we purchased these two APUs in as removed condition for teardown to parts. They both came from EMB-120 aircraft part outs. Parts came into Swanaero stock at the end of April 2015.

36-150M APU P-152C

The parts of 36-150M P-152C Dec 2014

The parts of 36-150M P-152C Dec 2014

In December 2014 we purchased this APU in disassembled condition after it had been sent for repair but became too expensive for the previous owner to proceed.

Using serviceable parts from our inventory we had the APU rebuilt to zero time from HSI condition and held it our stock.

Unfortunately for us no operators seemed to want to pay for a nice zero time unit so in 2018 we took the decision to teardown the APU for parts which include a new Compressor Rotor and various other high usage items.

36-150F2M APU P-138

36-150F2M APU serial number P-138

36-150F2M APU serial number P-138

In late 2014 we purchased this APU in serviceable condition zero time from HSI. It had previously served as a rental unit for the OEM Honeywell.
In December 2015 we had a test and re-preservation carried out at H+S Aviation.
The APU was sold to Honeywell in 2017.

36-150F APU P-138

36-150F on test at H+S Aviation

36-150F on test at H+S Aviation

In late 2014 we also purchased this APU in serviceable condition. It had previously served as a rental unit for the OEM Honeywell. In December 2015 we had a test and re-preservation carried out after which it was taken on exchange by a Falcon 900 business jet operator.

131-9B APU P-8320

In July 2014 we purchased this APU in BER condition after it went to a workshop but became too expensive to repair. We used it for parts salvage and serviceable parts came into stock in October 2014.

331-350C APU R-388C

331-350C APU R-388C after removal from Airbus A330 MSN 119

331-350C APU R-388C after removal from Airbus A330 MSN 119

In June 2014 we purchased this APU from an A330 aircraft teardown. The APU was sent to Triumph Air Repair in USA for repair before being made available for short or long term leasing. It was used for several leases during 2015 before being sold to a customer in Asia in early 2016.

36-100M APU P-200

36-100M APU P-200 prior to teardown

36-100M APU P-200 prior to teardown

In June 2014 we purchased this APU in serviceable condition. As there is little demand for these complete APUs it was used for teardown and parts came into our stock July 2014.

36-100M APU P-258

In April 2014 we purchased this unserviceable APU that had been in storage for some years. It was used for teardown and serviceable parts came into stock in June 2014.

36-150M APU P-216C

The parts of 36-150M APU P-216C after disassembly

The parts of 36-150M APU P-216C after disassembly

In January 2014 we purchased this APU for teardown. The unit was sent to a workshop for a repair in 2013 but became too expensive and was declared BER by the owner. We had the good parts salvaged and tagged and these are now in stock.

36-150M APU P-183UC

In December 2013 we purchased this APU for potential repair or teardown. It was sold in early 2014 to Piedmont who planned to make it serviceable.

Four 36-100M /36-150M APUs for teardown

Disassembled 36-150M P-206AUC

Disassembled 36-150M P-206AUC

36-100M APU P-263 prior to teardown

36-100M APU P-263 prior to teardown

In December 2013 we took delivery of a package of APUs from a European airline consisting of an assembled 36-100M s/n P-263, a disassembled 36-100M s/n P-116C and two disassembled 36-150M APUs s/n P-206AUC and P-304AUC.

These units were used for teardown and the serviceable parts were added to our stock in early 2014.

331-200ER APU s/n P-114C for teardown

Parts from 331-200ER P-114C upon arrival at Swanaero

Parts from 331-200ER P-114C upon arrival at Swanaero

In October 2013 we took ownership of this 331-200ER APU in disassembled condition after it became uneconomic for the airline to repair at a shop visit. The useful LRU’s were tested/repaired and added to our stock in late 2013. The internal parts were routed to Revima for inspection and serviceable items were added to our stock in February 2014.

36-100G APU s/n P-189C for teardown

The parts of 36-100G APU P-189C after disassembly

The parts of 36-100G APU P-189C after disassembly

In September 2013 we purchased our first 36-100G APU. This unit was sent for repair by a customer but became too expensive to complete. We have purchased the remaining parts for teardown. Parts came into our stock in early 2014.

36-150M APU s/n P-133UC for teardown

36-150M APU s/n P-133UC for teardown

36-150M APU s/n P-133UC for teardown

In June 2013 we purchased this unserviceable APU and sent it to USA for teardown. The serviceable parts are now in stock at Swanaero.

36-150M APU s/n P-153UC for repair

36-150M APU P-153UC before repair / disassembly

36-150M APU P-153UC before repair / disassembly

In April 2013 we purchased this unserviceable APU which was sent to Piedmont’s workshop for repair. The APU was subsequently sold to Piedmont.

36-150M APU s/n P-115C for teardown

36-150M APU P-115C before disassembly

36-150M APU P-115C before disassembly

In January 2013 we purchased this APU for teardown and it was sent to Inflite MRO’s shop in the UK.

Serviceable parts are now in stock.

36-100E APU s/n P-720 for teardown

36-100E APU P-720 before disassembly

36-100E APU P-720 before disassembly

In late December 2012 we purchased this APU for part-out. Useful parts were inspected/repaired and came into stock in May 2013.

36-150F2M APU s/n P-341 for teardown

This APU became BER during repair in mid 2012. Swanaero acquired the remaining parts as part of an exchange deal with our serviceable APU s/n P-476. The parts were sent to Piedmont for inspection and salvage of serviceable items and came into Swanaero stock in February 2013.

36-100M APU s/n P-185C for teardown

36-100M APU P-185C before teardown

36-100M APU P-185C before teardown

In August 2012 we purchased this ‘as removed’ 36-100M for part-out. It was sent to Piedmont for teardown and the serviceable parts came into stock in November 2012.

36-150R APU s/n P-207 for teardown

36-150R APU P-207 prior to teardown

36-150R APU P-207 prior to teardown

A new 36-150 APU variant for us, this 36-150R was purchased for teardown which was carried out at Piedmont’s workshop.

Serviceable parts came into stock in October 2012.

36-150F2M APU s/n P-476 for Falcon 2000

36-150F2M APU P-476 prior to repair

36-150F2M APU P-476 prior to repair

In April 2012 we purchased 36-150F2M APU p/n 3800548-2 s/n P-476 in as removed condition. The APU was repaired and tested at Piedmont and sold to a customer in USA in September 2012 in a deal involving a BER unit, see s/n P-341 above

36-100M APU s/n P-250 for teardown

36-100M APU P-250 prior to teardown

36-100M APU P-250 prior to teardown

In April 2012 we purchased 36-100M APU serial number P-250 which was routed for teardown at Piedmont. Serviceable parts came into stock in October 2012.

36-100M APU s/n P-233C for teardown

Although this APU was in serviceable condition the demand for 100M APUs is low so in early 2012 we elected to send it for teardown, knowing that almost all the components would pass inspection. Parts came into stock in September 2012.

331-200ER APU s/n P-1056 Purchased and Repaired

331-200ER APU P-1056 after repair

331-200ER APU P-1056 after repair

In October 2011 we purchased another 331-200ER APU serial number P-1056. This unit was ex Northwest Airlines and was repaired at Piedmont in late 2011. We used this APU for leasing for two and a half years before it was sold in USA late 2014.

Two APS500C11 APUs s/n SP-E994295 & SP-E004393

In late 2011 we purchased these as removed APUs which were sent to Revima-APU for repair.
APS500C11 APU s/n SP-E994295 after its shop visit at Revima

APS500C11 APU s/n SP-E994295 after its shop visit at Revima

SP-E994295 was made serviceable and returned to Swanaero stock and subsequently sold to a customer in early 2013.

SP-E004393 was too expensive to repair and was declared BER. We had most of the LRUs tested and tagged with Form 1s and returned to our stock.

Another BER 36-150 APU purchased for parts

In November 2011 we purchased 36-150M APU s/n P-275C from Falco for use as a teardown project. The APU had been sent for repair but proved uneconomical to rebuild so Swanaero purchased the remaining parts which were inspected/repaired and tagged by H+S Aviation.

Three 36-100M APUs and one 36-150M APU

Parts from disassembled 36-100M APU P-141

Parts from disassembled 36-100M APU P-141

In October 2011 we bought one serviceable and two disassembled 36-100M APUs plus a disassembled 36-150M from BAE Systems. All four APUs were used for part out and we now have a range of serviceable parts available, see APU parts for details.

Six more 36-100/150 series APU Starter Motors

In June 2011 we purchased six unserviceable Starter Motors p/n 519892-6-1 from BAE Systems in the UK. They were sent to the workshop of H+S Aviation and progressively made serviceable during 2011 and 2012.

Serviceable parts from BER 36-150M APU

In May 2011 we purchased the parts of 36-150M APU s/n P-303AUC from IAP (International Air Parts). This APUs was sent for repair but became BER. We had the useful parts recertified and added to our stock.

Purchase of BER 36-150M APUs from Astra & Hemus Air

In January 2011 we purchased the remaining parts of 36-150M APUs s/n P-302 and P-315 from Astra Airlines and Hemus Air. These APUs were sent for repair but both became BER. We had the useful parts recertified and added to our stock.

Parts from three 36-150AA APUs

In late 2010 Swanaero agreed to purchase the parts from three 36-150AA APUs s/n P-107, P-184 and P-285 that had been sent for repair by operators but were uneconomic to rebuild. We had the remaining good parts, mainly compressor and gearbox items, repaired/recertified and added to our stock.

Seven 36-100/150 series APU Starter Motors

Starter Motor p/n 519892-6-2 s/n 107-3273 overhauled at H+S Aviation November 2010

Starter Motor p/n 519892-6-2 s/n 107-3273 overhauled at H+S Aviation November 2010

In September 2010 we purchased seven unserviceable Starter Motors p/n 519892-6-1 from Calder Group in the UK. All were sent to the workshop of H+S Aviation and either repaired or overhauled and upgraded to p/n 519892-6-2 standard.

36-150M APUs s/n P-132UC and P-281AUC

36-150M APU s/n P-281AUC

36-150M APU s/n P-281AUC

In late 2010 Swanaero purchased these serviceable APUs from Ansett Australia. P281AUC was upgraded with a new compressor carbon seal and sold to Starbow Airlines in Ghana. P-132UC was broken for spares.

Two more 36-150M APUs for part out

In February 2010 Swanaero purchased 36-150M APU’s s/n P-164AUC and P-205UC from Ansett Australia. These units were parted out at the workshop of Piedmont in the USA and the serviceable parts and LRUs added to our stock.

331-200ER APU s/n P-1318 for part-out

P-1318 disassembled. Seen after arriving  at our warehouse Dec 2009

P-1318 disassembled. Seen after arriving at our warehouse, December 2009

In December 2009 we purchased this APU from Thomson Airways in the UK. The unit was unserviceable and had been sent to a workshop but due to the cost it was not repaired.

In 2010 we had a number of salvageable parts inspected and re-certified by H+S Aviation and have been selling them to workshops and operators. In 2012 we had the remaining parts inspected and repair at Piedmont.

Purchase of APS-1000C3 APU s/n SP-E007589

APS-1000C3 APU SP-E007589 after repair

APS-1000C3 APU SP-E007589 after repair

APS-1000C3 APU SP-E007589 after removal from the aircraft

APS-1000C3 APU SP-E007589 after removal from the aircraft

In autumn 2009 we added to our portfolio the Hamilton Sundstrand APU for the BAE 146 / Avro RJ family, the T62T-46C3 / APS-1000C3 APU. This APU received ‘power section refurbishment’ at the workshop Revima-APU and was sold to WDL in Germany in 2011.

Repair and HSI of two 36-150M APUs

Two Ex-Ansett  36-150M APUs for repair / teardown

Two Ex-Ansett 36-150M APUs for repair / teardown

36-150M APU for HSI

36-150M APU for HSI

In February 2009 Swanaero purchased three unserviceable 36-150M APU’s s/n P-157C, P-163AUC and P-212UC from Ansett Australia. P-212UC was parted out and P-157C made serviceable and sold to Nusantara Air Charter.

Part-out of 36-150M APU s/n P-163AUC

The third APU from Ansett was parted out in mid-2009 and a range of serviceable parts and LRUs have been added to our stock.

ALF502R-5 engine from part-out BAE146-100

ALF502R-5 engine LF05357

ALF502R-5 engine LF05357

In December 2008 we sent an ALF502R-5 engine to Vector Aerospace in Gosport UK for part-out. The engine was from BAE146-100 MSN 1076 which was parted-out at Southend UK. Components from this engine are now in stock.

Dornier 328 APU, 36-150DD s/n P-172

In late 2008 we purchased the carcass of this APU from UK operator ScotAirways. The APU had been in the repair cycle for some time but proved uneconomic to rebuild so ScotAirways sold the serviceable components to Swanaero.

BAE146 APU, 36-100M s/n P-302

30-100M APU s/n P-302

30-100M APU s/n P-302

We purchased this APU from UK airline flybe in summer 2008. It was repaired at H+S Aviation in late 2008 and sold in 2009 to Albanian Airlines.

Part-out of BAE146 APUs, 36-150M s/n P-234C & P-243C

36-150M APU s/n P-243C undergoing inspection

36-150M APU s/n P-243C undergoing inspection

36-150M APU s/n P-234C

36-150M APU s/n P-234C

These APUs were purchased from TNT Airways in early 2008 in unserviceable condition. One was already disassembled and the other proved uneconomic to repair so the serviceable parts were tagged with EASA Form 1 & FAA 8130-3. This has provided us with an excellent stock of LRUs to support BAE146 customers plus many internal APU parts, see our 36-Series APU Parts and LRU’s/Accessories pages.

BAE146 APU, 36-150M s/n P-171

36-150M APU s/n P-171 after lease to Eurowings

36-150M APU s/n P-171 after lease to Eurowings

This APU was acquired from flybe in summer 2008 as part of an exchange deal with s/n P-143CA. The APU required Hot Section Inspection and repair for high oil consumption which was carried out in September 2008. The APU was then leased to Eurowings for the remainder of 2008. The APU was sold to MDLR Airlines of India in mid-2009.

BAE146 APU, 36-150M s/n P-143CA

36-150M APU s/n P-143CA

36-150M APU s/n P-143CA

This APU was purchased from flybe in early 2008 in unserviceable condition. The APU was repaired and Hot Section Inspection carried out. It was then utilized by flybe for an aircraft end of lease return.

Part-out of four ATP APUs, 36-150J

36-150J APUs prior to part-out

36-150J APUs prior to part-out

Swanaero purchased these APU’s from BAE Systems in late 2007 with the purpose of parting them out. This APU type was fitted to BAE ATP aircraft but all were removed when the aircraft were converted to freighters. As complete APUs there was little use for them but certain internal parts are used on many 36-150 series APUs so Swanaero had them parted out.

Fokker 50 APU exchange with Denim Air

APS-1000C2 APU SP-E931609 prior to supply to Denim Air

APS-1000C2 APU SP-E931609 prior to supply to Denim Air

This project involved supply of serviceable APS-1000C2 APU s/n SP-E931609 to Denim Air of the Netherlands in exchange for an unserviceable unit.

Fokker 50 APUs from Iceland

Swanaero’s first involvement with APU’s was in mid 2006 when we purchased three APS-1000C2 units from Air Iceland. These units had been removed because the operator did not require the use of APUs on its aircraft and were placed in storage until utilized by Swanaero. Two of the APU’s were sold to Hamilton Sundstrand/Revima APU and the third was made serviceable.