18 November 2017

Travel, Tourism & Hospitality


Mena Aerospace set for return to Dubai Air Show
November 2017 213

Bahrain's Mena Aerospace Enterprises will be participating in Dubai Airshow - one of the world’s largest and most important aerospace events -  for the third consecutive time.

Mena Aerospace is a crucial partner of Bahrain International Airport (BIA), 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.

Managing director of Mena Aerospace, Dr Mohammed Juman, said: “The Dubai Air Show continues to grow in scale and significance with each edition. It is a vital hub for connecting with others operating throughout the industry and explore cutting edge advancements and business opportunities.” Dr Juman added: “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 Air Show. We expect to make similarly ground-breaking announcements this year.”

At the previous edition of the Dubai Air Show 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 WLL, last year formed a rapidly progressing strategic alliance with Inter-Tec, with exciting deals for the Middle East markets set to be announced in 2018.

Inter-Tec, based in the UK, is a leading EASA Part 21J Approved Design Organisation (EASA.21J.495), providing certification, training, design, analysis and consultancy solutions across a wide range of aircrafts and helicopters. In recent years, they have developed a global presence covering the UK, Europe, Middle East and Asia. Inter-Tec has provided services to several MRO businesses across the GCC region, including engineering support and modifications, the development of repair solutions, consultancy, and Part 21 training.

Inter-Tec managing director, Fred Gorrie, stated: “We are delighted to continually build our scope of capability, and provide this beyond our own region into the Middle East and Asian markets, where the real growth potential in MRO engineering services exists. We have built a significant customer base with several like-minded progressive companies whose businesses can benefit from our skills and experience. Most notably, 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 and International Vendor Partners

Subdivision Mena Technics - Sales is a vital part of the aviation and aerospace industry in the Kingdom of Bahrain. It works in collaboration with several leading international vendors (detailed below in ‘about’ section) 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 cooperation 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. - TradeArabia News Service








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