The establishment of a regional MRO service centre in Bahrain, serving both commercial and private aviation, has been announced by MENA Technics (a subsidiary of Bahrain’s MENA Aerospace Enterprises) and USA-based Aviance Global. The centre will be a collaboration with NextGen Aviation Services (formerly known as Pulsar Aviation Services), a subsidiary of Aviance Global, and introduces a Part 145 EASA set-up for base maintenance.
Together with Aviance Global/NextGen Aviation Services, MENA Technics will offer a full turnkey solution to both private aviation and commercial airlines for heavy checks. The two-party collaboration plans to expand the services to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the near future, to offer the same support services to clients there.
As part of the agreement, MENA Technics and Aviance Global/NextGen Aviation will offer their expertise in developing and training Bahraini personnel who are accredited with aircraft maintenance licenses. It is estimated that 10 Bahraini aircraft engineers and 20 technicians will benefit from the training over the next three years. This training programme is supported by Tamkeen under its Train and Place programme.
“As part of MENA Aerospace’s long-term growth strategy, the opening of our own full-service MRO facility in collaboration with Aviance Global/NextGen Aviation in Bahrain supports the kingdom’s efforts in strengthening its position as a key aviation and logistics hub both regionally and globally,” said Dr Mohammed Juman, founder and managing director of MENA Aerospace.
“When presented with the opportunity for Aviance Global to expand into Bahrain and the wider GCC market, MENA Technics was the obvious choice,” said Phillip Edinborough, founder, president and CEO of Aviance Global. “This partnership enhances the services and expertise offered in Bahrain to both regional and global customers, and paves way for further expansion in the near future.”
“Our focus is to provide one-stop solutions to our clients and the establishment of our MRO centre allows us to serve our clients even better,” said Khalid Hamza, MENA Technics accountable manager. “With our own MRO centre, we are positioned to offer full turnkey solutions to third-party Airbus, Boeing and Gulfstream aircraft for both private and commercial airlines. The centre also facilitates performing our own in-house maintenance to our expanding fleet.”