Middle East center of excellence proposed

 - March 26, 2007, 12:40 PM

Sikorsky Aircraft and Gulf Helicopters of Doha, Qatar, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to explore establishing an aviation center of excellence in the Middle East. The proposed center would provide maintenance support, spares, training and design/development services to Sikorsky, Gulf and other commercial and governmental aircraft owners and operators in the Middle East region.

According to the MOU, the center would establish a fleet management operations center to provide logistical support as well as local parts inventory from Sikorsky and other aircraft manufacturers. It would also operate a customer support center
that would enable it to perform organizational, intermediate and various degrees
of depot-level maintenance on rotary-and fixed-wing aircraft.