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This is the humble terraced house in East Sussex which launched a mysterious business empire which went on to be at the centre of a scandal that has grounded dozens of aircraft costing millions of dollars.

The firm first founded here, AOG Technics Ltd, is being investigated by regulators over claims it supplied fake parts for jet engines powering Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 planes.

AOG, which was founded at this house in Hove in 2015, has been accused of selling jet engine parts with fraudulent safety certificates.

Yesterday, there was chaos in the US when at least 126 planes were grounded by major airlines amid concerns their engines were fitted with parts supplied by AOG.

AOG Technics and its director Jose Zamora Yrala are at the centre of a High Court case brought by jet engine maker CFM International, in an attempt to force them to hand over documents.

British regulator the Civil Aviation Authority has also issued a notice to airlines while its carries out its own investigation. 

This is the humble terraced house in Hove, East Sussex, where AOG Technics was founded. The supplier is engulfed in scandal involving 'fake' jet engine parts allegedly sold to US airlines

This is the humble terraced house in Hove, East Sussex, where AOG Technics was founded. The supplier is engulfed in scandal involving ‘fake’ jet engine parts allegedly sold to US airlines

The supplier, founded at this house in Hove in 2015, has been accused of selling jet engine parts with fraudulent safety certificates

The supplier, founded at this house in Hove in 2015, has been accused of selling jet engine parts with fraudulent safety certificates

American Airlines, United Airlines and Southwest Airlines pulled planes from their rosters, including aviation industry favorite Boeing 737 jets (pictured)

American Airlines, United Airlines and Southwest Airlines pulled planes from their rosters, including aviation industry favorite Boeing 737 jets (pictured)

The scandal has rocked the aviation industry, with potentially faulty parts stretching from small nuts and bolts to vitally important turbine blades. Pictured: Manufacturing parts for an Airbus A320 wing

The scandal has rocked the aviation industry, with potentially faulty parts stretching from small nuts and bolts to vitally important turbine blades. Pictured: Manufacturing parts for an Airbus A320 wing 

Now the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has confirmed confirmed some parts sourced from AOG Technics are on engines fitted to UK aircraft.

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