Already fourteen radomes repaired by Aerostructures Middle-East Services
Dubai, UAE, Paris, Amsterdam January 23, 2018 – Aerostructures Middle East Services (AMES) is now supporting five airlines with its radome repair solutions, providing services at competitive rates with quick turnaround times for operators throughout the Middle East and Indian Peninsula.
To date, AMES has repaired nine radomes for Airbus A320 Family aircraft and five for Boeing 737s, demonstrating its capability as the only maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) operator in the coverage area to develop and market full repair services for these airframe components.
The radome repair work was made possible by AMES' investment in a large-scale, three-meter diameter autoclave – which expands its ability to handle a wide range of aerostructure components. This resource is backed by the expertise of AMES' two parent companies: Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M), and Safran Nacelles.
"With AFI KLM E&M's long experience in radome maintenance, cutting-edge engineering equipment and dual operational and engineering know-how, AMES can deliver high-level repair services for radomes and other large-size composite parts," said AMES General Manager Thierry Baud.
Alexandre Mule, the Co-General Manager at AMES, added: "This marks a new step forward in AMES development history, and it benefits from the extensive composite repair skills developed on jet engine nacelles by Safran Nacelles – bringing the expertise that comes from a nacelle system OEM (original equipment manufacturer)."
AMES' repair capacity enables it to expand its services for Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 and Boeing Next-Generation 737 radome repairs to additional customers, while also expanding to other radomes on other aircraft types in the future.
As a 50-50 joint venture of Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance and Safran Nacelles established in 2010, AMES is an essential player in the market for engine nacelle, radome and aerostructures overhaul and maintenance. Located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, at the operational core of key Middle East airlines and close to Indian Peninsula operators, AMES offers the combined know-how of a leader in maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services and a world-recognized nacelle original equipment manufacturer (OEM), delivering highly-effective, rapid-response aircraft maintenance solutions. www.ames-fzco.ae
About Safran and Safran Nacelles
Safran is an international high-technology group and tier-1 supplier of systems and equipment in the Aerospace and Defense markets. Operating worldwide, Safran has nearly 58,000 employees. Safran is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange, and its share is part of the CAC 40 and Euro Stoxx 50 indices. For more information: www.safran-group.com / Follow @Safran on Twitter
Safran Nacelles is world leader for aircraft nacelles, with over 184,000 units in service and more than110,000 flight-hours logged every day. The company is active in all segments of the market, from regional jets and corporate aircraft to the largest airliners. For more information: http://www.safran-group.com and www.safran-nacelles.com / Follow @Safran and @SafranNacelles on Twitter
About AFI KLM E&M
Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance is a major multi-product MRO (Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul) provider. With a workforce of over 14,000, AFI KLM E&M offers comprehensive technical support for airlines, ranging from engineering and line maintenance to engine overhaul, aero structure and fan thrust reverser support, as well as the management, repair and supply of aircraft components, structured around a powerful logistics network. AFI KLM E&M supports almost 2,000 aircraft operated by 200 major international and domestic airlines. www.afiklmem.com or mobile.afiklmem.com
AFI KLM E&M voted MRO of the Year 2015 and 2016 by Aviation Week Magazine
AFI KLM E&M voted MRO of the Year 2014, 2015 and 2016 by Airline Economics