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Gore Design Completions Takes On Two Head-of-State VVIP Boeing 787s

 - October 22, 2013, 9:30 PM

This is a banner year for Gore Design Completions (Booth No. N4900), according to Mohammed Alzeer, the company’s general partner, who announced here at NBAA 2013 that Gore had received a contract to complete two Boeing 787 Dreamliners in head-of-state VVIP configuration. The aircraft will be delivered from Boeing to Gore’s San Antonio, Texas facility.

“We are excited about the new contract,” said Alzeer. “Last year, we delivered a head-of-state Boeing 777. This year, we are on track to deliver an industry record of four aircraft [three widebody Airbus A340s and one BBJ3]. That makes 50-odd projects in 13 years, of which 40 percent were head-of-state aircraft,” he said.

“The Boeing 787 Dreamliner and Airbus A350 represent the future for head-of-state aircraft. They are the most advanced technologically, and we intend to establish a knowledge base and the engineering solutions for the head-of-state configuration on both aircraft,” he said.

Gore Design Completions is FAA and EASA authorized to provide maintenance and completions on Boeing and Airbus aircraft. Its hangar facilities accommodate up to three widebody and one narrowbody aircraft simultaneously.

The company, which was purchased last spring by Alzeer’s company, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia-based Maz Aviation, also announced that it has finalized restructuring plans that involve a company-wide enterprise resource planning solution, acquiring the Dassault Systèmes Catia software for the engineering department and a global expansion strategy.