AeroThrust To Open Bahrain MRO
AeroThrust Holdings has signed a joint-venture agreement with Bahraini partners to establish AeroThrust Gulf Aviation Services in Bahrain. The company will provide a range of aircraft engine MRO services for the Pratt & Whitney JT8 and CFM56 series of engines. AeroThrust expects to invest about $20 million in the facility over the next three years. The 94,000-sq-ft facility features a test cell with dust-free climate control technology. Mario Abad, principal and owner of AeroThrust Holdings, said, “We chose Bahrain for its strategic location, excellent support from the Bahrain Economic Development Board [EDB] and, most important, for the vision demonstrated by the government of Bahrain to develop the aviation and aerospace sector. The facilities in Bahrain will be on par with our Miami operation and will include nondestructive testing, test cell and plating operations.” AeroThrust’s MRO services include end-of-lease inspections, engine parts repair and overhaul, and complete engine repair and overhaul.