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PAS planning fleet modernisation this year

Posted 29 March 2017 · Add Comment

By Oscar Nkala| Egyptian airline Petroleum Air Services (PAS) says it will in 2017 invest up to US$80 million in a fleet modernisation programme that is aimed at replacing most of its old aircraft.

 PAS Vice-President Hany Adoun said the Cairo-based oil industry support and commercial aviation service provider had opened negotiations for the acquisition of new aviation assets with several global aircraft manufacturers.

Although no sales agreements have been announced, Adoun said that some new aircraft would be delivered to boost the fleet between July and October this year.

To further develop its aircraft maintenance services, PAS has also completed the construction of a new aircraft hangar at the Nozha Airport in Alexandria.

Adoun said the new service facility would enable the company to expand the provision of maintenance services beyond Egypt to cover the needs of contracting and petroleum extracting companies as far afield as Algeria and Basra in Iraq.

Further, the company has opened a new customer service centre at the Cairo International Airport in partnership with US rotorcraft equipment manufacturer Bell Helicopters.

The partnership operates a Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) facility designed to ensure that most aircraft are maintained in Egypt at low cost.

Apart from its core oil industry support service, PAS has extensive helicopter operations. It is also licensed to provide commercial passenger services within Egypt and some destinations in North Africa and the Middle East. 

 

 
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