Arab Wings (stand E744) has obtained a UAE air operator's certificate and will now fully launch its Sharjah subsidiary Gulf Wings in December, the company said yesterday.
Gulf Wings starts with a new Bombardier Challenger 605 under management and will have four more aircraft on its books by the end of the year. Altogether the fleet size will be 15, including the aircraft the company has based in Jordan under its Arab Wings brand.
Speaking at the show, chief executive Ahmad Abu Ghazaleh said Arab Wings is aiming to be the largest aircraft services group in the UAE within two years.
He said that the next logical step for the company is to establish an MRO in Jordan and several large MRO players in Europe were already talking about possible partnerships. Arab Wings fleet is mostly comprised of Bombardier aircraft, so any potential partner is likely to cater for that type.