Middle East maintenance specialist, Jordan Airmotive (JALCO), on booth A1233 has come to Asian Aerospace to find a strategic partner to help develop its shop capabilities.
A private company owned by the government of Jordan, JALCO says it is now looking for a partner or consortium willing to invest at least $10 million for it to add capacity for new engines.
“At present we have complete MRO capabilities for the Pratt & Whitney JT3D, JT8D and Rolls-Royce RB211-524 series,” says Qassem Omari, general manager. “However, for us to be able to service more modern engines such as the IAE V2500, the CFMI CFM56-5 or the GE CF34 types, we need to invest.”
Omari says the show is the perfect opportunity to clinch an investor. “We have special links with our national carrier, Royal Jordan, which like the rest of the Middle East and Asia-Pacific carriers, is modernising its fleet. Also, our strategic positioning in the Middle East, both geographically and as a neutral country, means that we can deal with everyone – from Egypt and Israel to Iran and Syria.”
Qassem admits to having approached a number of key players already at the show. “There are a number of potential partners and we’re talking to people here in the show such as DAE and Gulf Air.”
And whoever the successful suitor is, Isam Al Farhan, marketing director, believes they will get a bargain. “We are approximately 30% cheaper than European MROs and our unique selling point is that we are flexible and fast in our service turnaround and are able to respond immediately"
Source: Flight Daily News