Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, has announced a significant step forward in the aviation industry through a strategic partnership with Jordan Aircraft Maintenance Limited (Joramco), an Amman-based aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) facility and engineering arm of Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE), to optimise aircraft maintenance services and ensure the highest standards of quality, safety and efficiency.
The agreement, which was signed by Gulf Air CEO, Captain Waleed Abdul Hameed Alalawi, and Joramco’s CEO, Fraser Currie, at the Dubai Airshow 2023, will facilitate the maintenance of Gulf Air aircraft at Joramco’s MRO facility located at Queen Alia International Airport in Jordan.
Captain Waleed Abdul Hameed Alalawi said: “We are thrilled to announce the extension of our decade-long strategic partnership with Joramco, a milestone that holds immense significance for us.
“This collaboration is a pivotal move in enhancing Gulf Air’s maintenance needs to meet the demands of our expanding fleet and the longevity of our fleet at the highest standards.
“Joramco’s expertise, top-notch service, and regional proximity perfectly align with our dedication to ensuring timely inspections, high-quality maintenance, and passenger safety.
“This partnership not only signifies an exciting chapter for both companies but also signifies our joint efforts to shape the future of aircraft maintenance and raise the bar for the aviation industry.”
He added that “Joramco’s proximity enables swift aircraft transfers, minimising downtime and ensuring the seamless and efficient operations of Gulf Air. Together, we are poised to elevate the standards of aircraft maintenance and enhance the overall travel experience for our valued passengers”.
Fraser Currie said: “We are delighted to see the development of our long-lasting partnership with Gulf Air. As part of this new agreement, Joramco will be providing heavy checks for different aircraft types from Gulf Air’s fleet for the upcoming four years.
“The signing of this long-term agreement reaffirms our position as a leading global MRO provider, renowned for delivering exceptional services.”
Gulf Air’s technical division also handles its own aircraft maintenance, including A-checks and C-checks, using Gulf Air’s facility at Bahrain International Airport.
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