Barbara Saunders reports as AMES prepares to fire up the Gulf's first commercial autoclave composite repair offering.
Etihad Airways Engineering has signed an agreement with Diehl Aerosystems to jointly design, manufacture and install the first serial produced 3D-printed cabin plastic part on an aircraft for one of its customers.
AMAC's four hangars are currently operating to full capacity with maintenance work packages on three Airbus A340s and one Boeing B777 and more wide-bodies as a B747-8i to be expected to enter the hangar doors later this year.
The engines powering the Middle East twin-aisle aircraft fleet will be the bedrock for the region's MRO business for the foreseeable future, according to a leading industry analyst.
To further consolidate its involvement with hangar door and industrial door projects in the Middle East, Jewers Doors has moved to new, larger offices overlooking the Business Bay in Dubai.
Abu Dhabi's Turbine Services & Solutions Aerospace, (TS&S Aerospace), is looking to announce three or four lessor-friendly Rolls Royce Trent 700 MRO package deals by the year end.
Nexus has achieved the IS-BAO Stage 3 Certification making it the only commercial operator in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to receive the certification.
Bahrain-based Texel Air has received its initial EASA Part 145 approval which became effective 21 March 2017, the company announced today.
Abu Dhabi-headquartered Falcon Aviation Services has reported a 20% uplift in its third-party MRO business in 2016 and has set an ambitious target of a further 30% growth for this year. Barbara Saunders reports.
By Barbara Saunders| The UAE's Strata Manufacturing, Mubadala's advanced composite aero-structures manufacturer, and Spain's family-run Aciturri Aeronautica have signed an MoU to collaborate on strengthening supply chain
Etihad Airways Engineering has become the first organisation in the Middle East to be granted with a Part21G Production Organisation Approval (POA) by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
Panalpina CEO Stefan Karlen has officially opened the company's new logistics manufacturing center in Dubai South.
Avtrade, that has an office in Dubai, has announced its approval to become an Associate Member of the International Airlines Technical Pool (IATP), which will come into effect from the 1st April 2017.
Emirates has debuted the new Real Madrid decal on one of its A380s. Making its first touchdown at Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas airport, the Emirates A380 has been emblazoned with the image of Real Madrid footballing giants.
Saudia and Saudia Cargo have awarded the management of their containers and pallets to Unilode Aviation Solutions with operations set to start on April 1, 2017.
Lufthansa Technik, one of the world's leading MRO organisations, has introduced yet another step in the inevitable advance towards digitisation. Geoff Thomas reports.
Avtrade continues to develop its Component Support Solutions with the signature of a recently launched low budget airline based in the Middle East.
DC Aviation Al-Futtaim (DCAF) has received an extension to its CAR145 approval from the UAE's General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) to provide line maintenance for the Dassault Falcon 7X aircraft type.
Etihad Airways Engineering has signed an agreement with Kenya Airways to perform mandatory checks on its Boeing 787-8 fleet. This is part of an integration programme for the newest additions to the airline's fleet.
GE Aviation has unveiled its new utility plant showcasing its huge front façade replicating a jet engine looking to the sky.
The first GE90 engine inlet cowl, from Etihad Airways, arrived for repair at Lufthansa Technik Middle East's new facility in the Dubai South Aviation District and began a new era in the German company's growth in
Etihad Airways Engineering has signed a three-year contract with Air Tahiti Nui for the heavy maintenance of its Airbus A340-300 fleet.
A new parts warehouse has opened at Dubai World Central airport at Dubai South.
Abu Dhabi-based Turbine Services & Solutions Aerospace (TS&S) signed a long term V2500 parts repair agreement today at the MRO Middle East show in Dubai. It finalised the deal with MTU Maintenance, the world's largest
Boeing has launched a new nacelle and flight-control surface exchange programme that extends the current exchange programme which has proved a big hit with airlines.
Lufthansa Technik has said it is licensed and ready to maintain the Airbus A350 in all aspects of the aircraft's life cycle, the company is also the first address for a unique VVIP cabin completion.
Etihad Airways Engineering has been granted a major extension by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to its existing Part 145 Scope of Approval, expanding worldwide market opportunities for the
Semmco the British engineering company that designs, manufactures installs and services aircraft ground support equipment and aviation access platforms for a global client network, has opened a maintenance and assembly operation in Dubai South
Jordanian MRO provider Joramco – now 80% owned by Dubai's DAE – has won a surprise contract from German carrier Lufthansa.
AIM Composites' Test Laboratory has recently been awarded approval by the authority of the NADCAP Management Council for Non Metallic Materials Testing (NMMT). AIM Composites is part of the AIM Altitude Group, which has a
SR Technics, a MRO service provider that has offices in Dubai, has announced the redelivery of an Airbus wide-body aircraft with a full VVIP cabin
Japan's optical and precision electronics manufacturer Olympus Corporation will later this month open a regional HQ, for the Middle East and Africa, complete with a training centre, in Dubai.
Farsound Aviation, is experiencing a significant growth in demand, particularly in the Middle.
SR Technics, that has offices in Dubai, has announced it has signed a contract with Edelweiss Air, the Swiss leisure airline, to upgrade the cabin experience on four of the carrier's A340-300s.
Etihad Airways Engineering and Lantal Textiles have launched the first Flammability Test Laboratory in the Middle East, for regional customers within the aviation industry, including VIP operators, MRO
CFM International's advanced LEAP-1C integrated propulsion system has been awarded Type Certificates by both the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration
Bahrain based MENA Technics WLL, a subsidiary maintenance organisation of MENA Aerospace has announced a new strategic alliance with Inter-Tec a UK based aviation design, analysis, certification, problem- solving and training
Nigeria's Azman Air has selected VD Gulf to perform maintenance work on one of its Boeing 737CL fleet.
Based on a cooperation agreement from May 2016, Lufthansa Technik and DC Aviation Group have recently performed a first A-check for a narrowbody aircraft at Al Maktoum International Airport (Dubai
Jet Aviation's maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facilities in Dubai are to join the ACJ Service Centre network, adding to the choice of Airbus-approved facilities around the world for ACJ customers and operators.
ZITA Aviation Training is now qualified to provide aviation professionals with Airbus A330 B1/ B2 aircraft type theoretical and practical training.
AJW, which has an office in Dubai, has successfully relocated its engine division.
Aerostructures Middle East Services FZCO (AMES), the engine nascelle and aerostructure maintenance joint venture between Safran Nacelles and Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance, has become the first company to
Etihad Airways Engineering and Airbus have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to work jointly on the development of a new A380 MRO Services offering.
Dubai based Avtrade has completed the purchase of a serviceable Airbus A319 aircraft MSN 2891 DOM 2006 for part-out.
AJW Group, that has offices in Dubai, is expanding its capabilities in Asia.
Lufthansa Technik has launched what it has called a Smart Lifecycle Programme - a cost per-flight-hour technical services contact for Boeing or Airbus VIP and special mission aircraft customers.
The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) of Australia has granted Etihad Airways Engineering a CASR Part 145 Maintenance Organisation Approval.
Strata Manufacturing PJSC (Strata), wholly owned by Mubadala Development Company, has completed the First Article Inspection (FAI) of Aileron and Flap Track Fairing (FTF) shipsets for the Airbus A330neo.
Rolls-Royce has run the world's most powerful aerospace gearbox for the first time, marking a significant step in the development of its new UltraFan engine design.
MTU Aero has delivered the first Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1100G-JM Geared Turbofan engine assembled on its own final assembly line to Airbus.
GE Aviation has completed the initial ground testing of the first full GE9X development engine, the world's largest commercial aircraft engine that will power Boeing's 777X aircraft.
Specialists in the supply, exchange, repair and lease of commercial aircraft spare parts, AJW Group, has touched down at this year's MRO Europe following what the company described as a 'successful year' as sales grew 57% across Europe.
Lufthansa Technik has launched Condition Analytics. A new and intelligent platform allowing airlines to predict precisely when components should be replaced and recommends measures to be taken to avoid failures
Avtrade has signed a new deal with aircraft manufacturer Airbus which assigns Avtrade as an approved vendor of Airbus components. This selection means Avtrade can now directly supply Airbus's extensive portfolio of Flight Hour Service
RUAG Aviation has completed its 500th life raft maintenance event on Winslow equipment. The milestone for the industry leader in aircraft component MRO was achieved at its Munich location, which features the industry's only
SR Technics has been awarded with a ten-year exclusive PbH (power by the hour) agreement from Volotea, the airline of mid and small‐sized European cities.
Jon Lake looks at the Jordan Aeronautical System Company (JAC), the Jordanian approved maintenance organisation (AMO) operating from Marka Airport, a joint civil/military airfield in Amman.
AMAC Aerospace has been awarded a Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisation (CAMO) contract for a privately owned Airbus A330 aircraft from the Middle East. Additionally it has also been awarded the contract for two privately owned
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) renewed Royal Jordanian's IATA Operational Safety Audit (Enhanced IOSA) for the seventh time in a row since the airline first acquired it in 2004. It is effective until the end
Airlines in need of a spare engine for the new Airbus A350 will find life easier thanks to developments from Lufthansa Technik and Rolls-Royce. Working with Lufthansa Cargo in order to support the German carrier's passenger fleet - the
Airbus has commenced the final assembly of its first A330neo, an A330-900, at its Final Assembly Line in Toulouse with the joining of the wings to the centre fuselage at station 40.
SR Technics has announced that it has received base maintenance approval from the Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA), who acts on behalf of EASA, to begin offering a range of cabin modifications
Lufthansa Technik and MTU Aero Engines are looking into options to jointly provide maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for the PW1000G family of geared turbofan engines.
Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Ltd is to acquire 80% of Jordan Aircraft Maintenance Limited (Joramco) from The Abraaj Group, the UAE company announced today.
Aircraft support and services specialist, Avtrade, which has its regional base in Dubai, has bolstered its multi-million dollar inventory of Airbus components
Turkish Technic and Onur Air have extended Airbus A320/A321 component pooling contract.
Dubai-based, low-cost carrier flydubai has signed a long-term, multimillion-dollar contract with the USA's AAR for power-by-the-hour component inventory management and repair services. The agreement is a significant expansion of
Textron has launched its Peace of Mind programme, which is designed to create a simpler transition to new Cessna Caravan and Beechcraft King Air turboprops.
Abu Dhabi aerospace investment company Mubadala has sold its majority shareholding in MRO company SR Technics to China's HNA Group.
Emirates has signed a ten-year After Market Services Agreement with Unison Industries in support of the largest GE90 and GP7200 engine fleets in the world.
Strata Manufacturing , owned by Mubadala Development Company, has been awarded a multi-year contract by Boeing to manufacture vertical fins for the 787 Dreamliner family.
Rolls-Royce and Mubadala Development Company have announced further details of a new Approved Maintenance Centre (AMC) in the Emirate and confirmed plans for a manufacturing facility that will produce aero
Airbus Defence and Space has authorised the Turkish Air Force's 2nd Air Supply and Maintenance Centre (2nd ASMC) in Kayseri as a regional support and maintenance centre for Airbus CN235 aircraft following a detailed
EgytptAir and GE signed a TrueChoiceTM Materials agreement for maintenance, repair and overhaul consulting services to assist in the development of overhaul capabilities for the CFM56-7B engine.
Gulf Air has awarded Rolls-Royce a $900m contract for Trent 1000 engines to power 10 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. The contract also includes long-term TotalCare service support.
Boeing has announced that it will source carbon fiber pre-impregnated (prepreg) composite material for the Boeing 777X from a new joint venture formed by Mubadala Development Company and Solvay.
Emirates has extended its TrueChoiceTM Flight Hour agreement with GE for the maintenance, repair and overhaul of 54 GE90-115B engines that power its Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.
Emirates signed a ten-year after market services agreement with Unison Industries in support of the largest GE90 and GP7200 engine fleets in the world, it was announced at Farnborough International Airshow today.
On behalf of the UK Civil Aviation Authority (UK CAA), CAA International (CAAi) is set to open a brand new EASA Part-66 Aircraft Maintenance Licence (AML) electronic examination centre in Istanbul, Turkey.
Global provider of hourly cost maintenance programs for the business aviation industry. Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI), has announced that Turkish operator, Genel Havacilic has enrolled its Bell 407 Helicopter onto the JSSI premium engine
Lufthansa Technik has signed a cooperation agreement with DC Aviation Group where the two companies plan to offer their VIP customers a package of services at Al Maktoum International Airport (Dubai World
Jet Aviation Dubai has been approved by the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to support Airbus A320 series aircraft.
Abu Dhabi-headquartered Falcon Aviation Services is to begin VIP Passenger handling, line maintenance and aircraft parking services from its new planned FBO site at Dubai South on July 1st.
Attracting and retaining Millennials, those born between 1981-2000, is key to coping with the Middle East's projected MRO growth, delegates at this year's Airline Engineering & Maintenance Middle East conference.
AAR Corporation anticipates entering into an MRO joint venture for the Middle East within the next two years as it looks to build its international business portfolio.
Etihad Airways Engineering, the Middle East's largest MRO supplier, is hoping to seal another South American client building on its success with Chile's LATAM Group for which it's now completed five B787 C-Checks – the
Gulf Air has been recognised by Bureau Veritas, a global leader in Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC), for successfully upgrading its Information Security Management System to the latest ISO 27001:2013 standard.
Emirates Airline has selected UTC Aerospace Systems for asset management and repair services of components and systems on its fleet of Airbus A380 aircraft.
Avtrade has announced the appointment of Hürcan Asik as Regional VP Sales – Turkey.
EgyptAir Maintenance and Engineering has received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification for the tenth time in a row.
The Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 TEN engine has taken to the skies for the first time, starting a series of test flights.
Avtrade is continuing its commitment to provide first class support and service to customers in the Middle East region by increasing its stock of aircraft spare parts in Dubai.
Etihad Airways Engineering has enhanced its aircraft maintenance capability with a new Automated Tool Control (ATC) system which provides engineers with greater tool access, handling and traceability, and eliminates the
MTU Maintenance has signed more than 250 new contracts in a successful year, valued at USD 2.1 billion, a 25% since 2014.
Petroleum Air Services (PAS) has been appointed as the first Bell Helicopter authorized customer service facility in North Africa.
Saudia Aerospace Engineering Industries (SAEI) led the debate about the future of MRO in the GCC as part of the Global Aerospace Summit being held in Abu Dhabi.
The Saudi Rotorcraft Support Center (SRSC), Saudi Arabia's only private company providing comprehensive, in-country maintenance repair and overhaul support for the Kingdom's diverse civil and military rotorcraft
Gama Aviation has been awarded International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) for its Fixed Base Operations (FBO) at Sharjah International Airport.