Iberia Maintenance has completed its first overhaul of an International Aero Engines V2500 powerplant.

The engine belongs to Vueling a sister airline of Iberia's within IAG – and is one of eight such powerplants undergoing maintenance at Spanish flag carrier's MRO base in Madrid.

Barcelona-based Vueling has a fleet of 88 Airbus A320-family aircraft, a quarter of them powered by V2500s and the rest by CFM International CFM56 engines, Flightglobal's Ascend Fleets database shows.

Iberia's own A320 fleet is equipped with CFM56s, but IAG carrier British Airways operates V2500-powered narrowbodies.

Some of BA's V2500s are supported by Iberia Maintenance, but manufacturer Rolls-Royce services the majority.

Iberia Maintenance gained its overhaul approval for V2500 engines last year. That capability expansion "will lend sustainability to our business into the future, with a new production line over the next decade", says Iberia technical director Jose Luis Quiros.

CFM56s, General Electric CF34s , Pratt & Whitney JT8Ds, and Rolls-Royce RB211 and Pegasus engines are serviced at the facility.

A workforce of 540 is employed there, supporting some 200 engines per annum.

Source: Cirium Dashboard