What We Do
Exicon Aero, LLC specializes in purchasing aircraft for teardown or “part out”. We have torn down the following aircraft and can accommodate all various aircraft types:
- Citation II
- Citation III
- Citation X
- Bell Helicopters
- Airbus Helicopters
- Lear Jet
How We Do It
We have over 10 years experience and are considered the market leaders, in the teardown process. We have created and implemented high-quality systems, procedures and processes to ensure it is a seamless transition from complete aircraft to its constituent components with all trace documentation, Back to Birth requirements are carefully managed and recorded to ensure the end product is available to the highest quality and industry requirements on offer.
Our teardown projects enable us to react and resolve component shortages in the marketplace and in our own pool. We carry out continuous assessments of aircraft under evaluation for future acquisition, teardown and component asset management.
We manage component inventory from all the major aircraft platforms including Bell Helicopters, MD helicopters, Airbus Helicopters, Cessna, Beechcraft, Bombardier, Embraer and ATR. Maintaining a pool of high-quality spares to support our extensive portfolio of private customers on both our Power by the Hour and business lines, with the ability to offer managed repairs or direct repairs with our repair facilities, supported by our extensive pool of quality partners to ensure on-time delivery.
With around 1000 components usually removed from an aircraft, depending on its size, that process takes an average of three to five weeks from start date.
The first stage of any teardown consists of sourcing aircraft whose component assets meet the needs of the marketplace. To achieve successes like this, we are constantly reviewing the market and engaging with lessors and operators.
The second stage includes the technical acceptance which starts when a letter of interest is received upon a successful bid for an aircraft. Documentation and inspection then commence of the constituent parts of the airframe. Parts that are to be returned and those to be kept must be logged, and this process is vital for ensuring asset value and acceptability at the point of sale after teardown and recertification/repair as required. The aircraft is also thoroughly inspected as are its records.
Once the purchase of the aircraft (third stage) is complete, the fourth and final stage is the teardown itself. Partners with a third-parties teardown specialist and choosing the right partner is vital due to the importance of the disassembly process. The selection is based on location, experience and cost, and over the years we have built a trusted network of teardown partners.