JorAMCo, a local MRO facility located in Jordan was given the agreement by Gulf Air following a successful bidding tender procedure through the Bahrain Tender Board.
Gulf Air is committed to achieving technical excellence in aircraft maintenance. JorAMCo s vast experience and high quality technical expertise in the areas of Airframe Maintenance is the primary reason we selected the company as Gulf Air s Heavy Maintenance and C check MRO provider. Secondly, their close proximity to Bahrain has the added benefit that our aircraft will no longer have to leave the region for maintenance, thereby improving efficiency, decreasing turnaround time, reducing ferry charges and ultimately lowering Gulf Air s operational costs while maintaining the highest quality of safety standards, Gulf Air s acting CEO, Mr. Maher Salman Al Musallam, welcoming the contract with JorAMCo at a finalizing event organized at the 2014 Bahrain International Airshow in Sakhir Airbase said.
We are delighted that Gulf Air, a regional aviation pioneer, has selected JorAMCo as its Heavy Maintenance and C check MRO provider for its wide and narrow-body Airbus fleet. With over 50-years experience in servicing a wide range of aircraft, including Airbus, Gulf Air is assured of high quality value solutions, superior maintenance services and on-time delivery, Mr. Osama Fattaleh CEO of JorAMCo, said.
JorAMCo will offer Bahrain s national carrier with Heavy Maintenance and C checks such as C1, C2, C3 and C4 checks for its fleet of 26 aircrafts - A330s, A320-ERs, A320s and A321s. All repairs will be done in its facilities at Queen Alia International Airport, Jordan. Gulf Air operates its own aircraft repairs, up to and such as A-checks, utilising all the engineering resources available regionally in Bahrain. The airline also fully controls its Continued Airworthiness Management Organization (CAMO) operations which involves engineering support facilities, aircraft systems and propulsion engineering, technical planning, airworthiness review and maintenance of fleet technical records.
Gulf Air s entire engineering requirement is now based in Bahrain and the Middle East, yielding innumerable benefits for the airline, which directly improve efficiency and passenger experience. Greater aircraft technical dispatch reliability and higher aircraft availability allow us to operate more frequencies and improve our on-time performance; for which we are already a global leader, Gulf Air s acting chief technical officer, Mr. Jamal Hashim, said.