Engine Parts

High-quality and reliable commercial jet engine parts and components.

An approved supplier of material to all major MROs worldwide.

Quality you can trust

We have the material. If we don’t, we’ll find it. Our process, from paperwork to packaging to shipping, is flawless. Our product expertise:

CFM56-3/-5/-7 engines

IAE V2500-A5 engines

Certified + Accredited

We are a certified and qualified surplus parts supplier around the world. Accredited by the ASA and recognized as providing industry-leading quality to our customers.

All components are overhauled by fully accredited FAA authorized repair agencies.  Contrail is known for supplying concise, thorough supporting documentation, which is critical in our surplus material industry. 

Global reach, extra mile service

Over the last 20 years, we have developed deep and extensive industry relationships worldwide. One part, one sale at a time. Our trust is earned. Our no nonsense approach allows us to act very quickly. We go the extra mile, no matter the part size or deadline.

The Contrail Edge

What are you looking for?

Whether you need Life Limited Parts (LLP’s) with impeccable records or hard to find turbine components, Contrail has what you need, when you need it.

Our primary focus is the CFM56-3/-5/-7 and IAE V2500A5 engines, which power the two most widely produced and flown aircraft today, the Boeing 737 Classic / 737 Next Generation and Airbus A320 family of aircraft.

Joe Kuhn

Joe Kuhn



Joe founded Contrail in 2000. He began his aviation career in 1992 at Mitchell Aircraft in Chicago, IL, making a name for himself as he built his sales acumen while working with many domestic and international accounts, including United Airlines, Air Canada and Air New Zealand. In 2000, Contrail opened its doors to seize opportunity in the consolidating airline industry. Within months, Contrail became one of the most respected names in the industry. With his knowledge and deep insights into market trends, Joe continued to expand Contrail’s presence into the various engine models that power many of the commercial narrow body aircraft including the CFM56-3/5/7 and V2500A5. Joe built Contrail from the ground up into a well capitalized, resourceful and highly respected company that is responsive to industry trends while continuing to exceed customers’ already high expectations.

Jeff Preininger

Jeff Preininger

Director of Sales


Jeff joined Contrail in 2003 and has been a significant contributor in Contrail’s immense growth and development. He graduated in 1992 from the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics, receiving a degree in specialized technology and obtaining his Airframe and Powerplant license. Jeff began his career disassembling engines and then proceeded into the position of Quality Control Inspector. He transitioned within the industry to the position of Quality Manager. In 1999, he moved into sales, consistently solidifying and expanding both his customer base and vendor relationships. Since joining Contrail in 2003 as Contrail’s Director of Sales, Jeff has continued to build his technical knowledge and expertise within the narrow body segment as a way to provide the highest level of service to our customers.

Daniel Wingert

Daniel Wingert

Director of QA and Operations


Daniel began his career in the aviation industry in 1999 as a Quality Assurance Inspector. He worked closely with Quality and Operations Directors, gaining hands-on experience with the inspection of parts, warehousing, and commercial traceability, Advisory Circular 00-56A and the ASA-100 standard. Daniel maintained the highest level of quality while expanding his knowledge of the aviation aftermarket and logistics management. From there, he accepted a position in Traffic and Customs Compliance where he served as a vital link in operations, communicating with numerous departments including engineering, quality, manufacturing and shipping/receiving. In 2005, Daniel joined Contrail as Quality Assurance Manager and has gained considerable knowledge and experience in the evaluation and procurement of turbofan engines.