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Zone: Middle East/Africa

Gulf Air entrusts AFI KLM E&M with CFM56-5B Engine Support contract

Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, has signed an engine maintenance contract for CFM56-5B engines with Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance. This contract includes total engine support for its Airbus A320ceo family fleet. This full engine support contract includes shop visits, fleet engineering, condition…

Middle East Airlines opts for Airbus Skywise Health Monitoring

Middle East Airlines (MEA) has signed an agreement to join the community of Skywise Health Monitoring (SHM) users. The long standing Airbus customer will be the 50th airline using this innovative tool to optimise the maintenance of its fleets. SHM will support the airline’s maintenance and engineering teams by enabling…

Airbus gains first A220 and A330 Flight Hour Services customers

Two new airline customers in Africa have selected Airbus’ Flight Hour Services (FHS) to support their respective Airbus fleets: Air Tanzania for its A220s and Uganda Airlines for its A330neos. These two airlines will benefit from comprehensive material services including on-site-stock, access to Airbus’ spares pools and components engineering and…

Air Tanzania orders Boeing freighter and passenger jets

The United Republic of Tanzania has ordered a 787-8 Dreamliner, a 767-300 Freighter and two 737 MAX jets at the 2021 Dubai Airshow. The airplanes will be operated by Air Tanzania, the national flag-carrier of Tanzania, to expand service from the country to new markets across Africa, Asia and Europe….

Ethiopian Airlines signs MOU for B787 Landing Gear Exchange

Boeing signed a memorandum of understanding with Ethiopian Airlines for its 787 landing gear exchange program. “As the fastest growing airline in Africa, much of our success depends on our ability to seek out new ways to drive operational efficiency in our processes,” said Tewolde GebreMariam, Group Chief Executive Officer,…

MENA Technics opens branch office in Saudi Arabia

MENA Technics WLL, the technical arm of MENA Aerospace Enterprises WLL, has officially opened a branch office in Al Khobar, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Through its new premises, MENA Technics is able to extend its suite of turnkey service offerings to new customers in Saudi Arabia. Those services…

IAI to convert 10 737-800s to cargo configuration for World Star Aviation

Israel Aerospace Industries’ (IAI) Aviation Group has signed an agreement with World Star Aviation to convert ten B737-800 passenger aircraft to cargo configuration, with an option for an additional ten conversions. The cargo conversions will take place at IAI’s partially-owned subsidiary, Bedek Lingyun (Yichang) Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Co. (Belinco) in…

MENA Aerospace Enterprises announces new technical partnerships

MENA Aerospace Enterprises subsidiary MENA Technics announces a new partnership with US-based Pulsar Aviation Services, an Aviance Group company. MENA Technics now represents Pulsar Aviation Services exclusively in Bahrain, and non-exclusively in all other GCC markets. The deal adds three new business lines for MENA Technics: ‘Airframe and Engine Management…

IAI cuts cargo door in the first 777-300ER

Israel Aerospace Industries’ (IAI) Aviation Group is marking a significant milestone in the process of converting the first Boeing B777-300ER aircraft, cutting an opening in the hull to install a cargo door. The part of the cabin removed from the aircraft is 7 meters long and a third of the…