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MENA Aerospace returns to Dubai Airshow

Bahrain Business
Sat, 11 Nov 2017

MANAMA: MENA Aerospace Enterprises, a Bahrain-based provider of aviation and aerospace services, has announced its participation in Dubai Airshow – one of the world’s largest aerospace events – for the third consecutive time.

The company is a crucial partner of Bahrain International Airport, private jet companies, individual jet owners, and the Bahrain aviation industry as a whole; operating through four comprehensive business units and providing the only private general aviation hangar in the kingdom.

“The Dubai Airshow continues to grow in scale and significance with each edition,” said MENA Aerospace managing director Dr Mohammed Juman.

“It is a vital hub for connecting with others operating throughout the industry and exploring cutting-edge advancements and business opportunities.

“The rest of the world increasingly seeks collaborations in this region for the considerable growth potential as exemplified in MENA Technics’ recent strategic partnership with Inter-Tec, which is proving to be very fruitful, as well as the successful joint venture IJM Mena, which we chose to launch at the previous edition of Dubai Airshow.

We expect to make similarly ground-breaking announcements this year,” added Dr Juman.

At the previous edition of the Dubai Airshow in 2015, IJM MENA – a joint venture between MENA Aerospace and Austria-based International Jet Management (IJM) – was officially launched, by signing an aircraft management agreement for a Bombardier Lear Jet.

IJM MENA has experienced rapid growth in the past two years, leading it to sign agreements on two further luxury aircraft: A Gulf stream G650 and a Challenger CL604.

MENA Aerospace’s technical arm, MENA Technics, last year formed a strategic alliance with Inter-Tec, with deals for the Middle East markets set to be announced in 2018.

Inter-Tec, based in the UK, is a leading design organisation, providing certification, training, design, analysis and consultancy solutions across a wide range of aircraft and helicopters.

It has provided services to several MRO businesses across the GCC, including engineering support and modifications, the development of repair solutions, consultancy, and Part 21 training.

Inter-Tec managing director Fred Gorrie said, “Our strategic framework initiative with MENA Aerospace allows us to effectively combine their regional connections with our engineering capabilities, providing great value to all our customers.”

MENA Technics - Sales, a subdivision of MENA Aerospace, is a vital part of the aviation and aerospace industry in Bahrain.

It works in collaboration with several leading international vendors as an MRO engineering services provider on various ongoing major projects across the nation.

MENA Technics - Sales is currently working on installing several mobile automatic weather stations across Bahrain, in addition to providing automatic weather systems for Bahrain University, in co-operation with MicroStep.

It is contracted to upgrade weather radar systems and maintain wind profiler systems at BIA (radio, metric systems and weather radar).

Furthermore, MENA Technics - Sales provides ongoing support to the government of Bahrain by supplying aircraft part sales and repairs, as well as holding a government contract to enhance mapping systems for helicopters nationally, after beating out several global companies to secure the bid.

Additionally, MENA Technics - Sales delivers distinctive capabilities in handling aircraft in and around hangars using Mototok electric tugs, in line with the highest international standards.

Dubai Airshow starts tomorrow and ends on Thursday. MENA Aerospace is exhibiting at booth number 875.

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