Aerostructures Middle East Services (AMES) has formally opened an extension of its Dubai facility to accommodate mandated fan-stator module inspections on ageing GE Aviation GE90 engines.

The composite repair provider – a joint venture between Safran Nacelles and Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance – says it doubled its workshop surface and workforce to handle the 4m-diameter component on GE90-110/115 engines.

In October, AMES delivered its first fan-stator module for the engine, which exclusively powers Boeing 777-200LRs and -300ERs.

GE requires operators of GE90-110/115 engines to inspect the powerplant’s fan cases once they have reached 50,000 cycles.

AMES notes that the Middle East, Arabian Gulf region and Indian peninsula together are home to “one of the largest concentrations” of 777s.

Co-general manager Thierry Baud states: “AMES is extremely well positioned for new business opportunities.”

Established in 2010, the company specialises in the repair of nacelles, radomes and fan-stator modules across a range of aircraft.