MENA Technics, a subsidiary of Bahrain’s MENA Aerospace Enterprises, and US-based Aviance Global announce the establishment of a regional Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) service center in Bahrain, covering both commercial and private jets.
The center will be a collaboration with NextGen Aviation Services (formerly known as Pulsar Aviation Services), a subsidiary of Aviance Global, and introduces Part 145 EASA set up for base maintenance.
Together with Aviance Global/NextGen Aviation Services, MENA Technics will offer a full turn-key solution to its clients, making Bahrain a competitive location for both private aviation and commercial airlines for their heavy checks.
This partnership bolsters the MRO industry in the region and 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 their 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 program is supported by Tamkeen under its ‘Train and Place’ program.
Dr. Mohammed Juman, Founder and Managing Director of MENA Aerospace, commented on the occasion, saying, “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.”
Phillip Edinborough, Founder, President and CEO of Aviance Global, said, “When presented with the opportunity for Aviance Global to expand into Bahrain and the wider GCC market, MENA Technics was the obvious choice.
“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.”
Khalid Hamza, MENA Technics Accountable Manager also commented, saying: “Our focus is to provide one-stop solutions to our clients and the establishment of our MRO center allows us to serve our clients even better.
“With our own MRO center, we are positioned to offer full turn-key solutions to third party Airbus, Boeing and Gulf Stream aircrafts for both private and commercial airlines. The center also facilitates performing our own inhouse maintenance to our expanding fleet.”