Aviation Fleet Support is a commercial jet engine owner, trader and lessor. Specialising mostly in CFM56-3 engines we are continually buying, selling and leasing these engines. We like to keep it simple and transact in only our engines, equipment, LLPs, QEC, rotable parts, stands, etc.  We don’t act as intermediaries.

We hold a significant inventory of LLPs and Rotable parts for the CFM56-3, CFM56-5 and CFM56-7 Engines.  They are stored at various strategic locations around the world to support our engines when required for Shop Visits. We regularly tear down engines to provide donor parts for use in our engines.

We sell our CFM56 engine parts to our colleagues and to engine workshops around the world, but it’s not our core business. Search our parts for sale here.




Aviation Fleet Support is fully accredited by the Aviation Suppliers Association's and has met the requirements of Quality System Standard ASA-100 and FAA Advisory Circular 00-56B.


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Dean Argent - Aviation Fleet Support


Dean is our founder and CEO. He is responsible for approving all our technical procurement and divestment activities.

Dean has overseen the Purchase, Sale, Lease and Lease Return, Disassembly and Overhaul of more than 100 CFM56 Engines. With his Mechanical Engineering Degree and his Finance, Commercial and Project Management Diplomas, Dean enjoys the variety of roles and challenges that transacting in CFM56 Engines provides.

"My role varies from Deal Maker, to Tech Rep, to CEO, to Relationship manager and everything in between. I love it and wouldn't have it any other way!"

Having put together over $1.2 Billion worth of aviation deals, Dean is an experienced negotiator with 27 years experience in the aviation industry. He worked as Commercial Manager for Aircraft Fleet Capital – a commercial aircraft lessor – from 2008 until 2019 when Aviation Fleet Support acquired it.  He worked as deputy project manager for a $400M aircraft acquisition project for the Royal Australian Air Force, spending 10 years in various aerospace acquisition projects.

Dean graduated as a Mechanical Engineer in 1994 and he has grown Aviation Fleet Support Corporation from his passion for supporting his colleagues with all their CFM56 jet engine needs.


Ikhwan Kurnia - Aviation Fleet Support


Ikhwan is our Chief deal maker and oversees the detail of each of our transactions from start to finish. He is also our Chief Technical Officer.

His day to day role includes buying and selling CFM56 engines and associated parts. He negotiates with our suppliers, contractors and customers ensuring win – win outcomes for every transaction to ensure Aviation Fleet Support will continue to expand its portfolio of engines under lease and parts available for sale.

Ikhwan has been a Technical Representative for the repair and sales of CFM56 Engines since 1996. He has held roles with Leasing Companies, Military, Commercial Airlines, MROs and Engine Owners mostly in the South East Asia region. Ikhwan holds extensive technical and commercial experience with the CFM56 Engine type and is well respected within the South East Asian Aviation community.


Bambie Paneda - Aviation Fleet Support


Bambie Paneda is our Director of Quality and heads up AFSC quality department that oversees all AFSC’s quality elements. She holds authority across 2 distinct roles within AFSC. 1. Director of Quality of AFSC’s ASA-100 Quality Accreditation and 2. Director of Quality for AFSC Treasury Quality Systems.

Bambie ensures the quality requirements of AFSC’s ASA 100 Quality Accreditation is followed. She ensures the technical and commercial documentation for all AFSCs Engines and parts are complete and that it meets the required standards prescribed by the FAA, ASA and AFSC corporate policy. When it comes to Engine Acquisitions, Engine Sales, Engine Leasing, Repairs, Teardowns, Part Acquisitions and Sales, Bambie approves all technical documentation as compliant with AFSC Quality before AFSC is authorized to participate in the transaction.

AFSC Treasury manages a multimillion dollar portfolio of financial assets, all governed by AFSC Treasury Quality Systems. Bambie ensures that all treasury activities including all AFSC financial transactions are carried out in accordance with AFSC Treasury Quality systems.

Since 2017 Bambie has established multiple quality systems from scratch to fully operational, regularly audited quality systems. Bambie has extensive experience in Quality Management with particular focus on the CFM56 engine.


Melissa Argent - Aviation Fleet Support


Melissa Argent is Dean’s wife and our Finance Manager.

Melissa leads the Finance team which is responsible for developing and managing AFSCs financial systems, reporting processes, financial regulatory compliance methodology, accounting, budgeting, forecasting and cashflow management.

Melissa ensures that the financial obligations of AFSC and AFSC Treasury, its vendors and customers are upheld. Melissa ensures that all commercial matters and their interrelationship with AFSC financial policies are maintained.

Melissa has many years of experience working with the intricacies that accompany the financial elements of international aviation such as financial reporting across multiple currencies, across different jurisdictions and countries of domiciles.


Jay Marcell - Aviation Fleet Support


Jay is our Power Plant manager. He is responsible for the technical and logistic matters of moving engines and parts internationally. He liaises with our freight forwarders to ensure our engines and parts are transported efficiently and in accordance with the manufacturer’s requirements.

Jay is experienced in jet engine records and multiple jet engine issues. Jay is often loaded with the “everything else” tasks. He is our all rounder and supports the team with matters related to Back to Birth reviews of engines and LLPs, acts as AFSC’s buyer and seller, handles parts and engine packaging and transportation issues, he arranges transport of engine stands and physical documentation and much more.