EBACE 2011:Bombardier appoints two new line maintenance facilities
Bombardier has appointed two new aircraft-on-ground line maintenance facilities (AOG LMF), one to serve the Middle East and the other Australia. In Amman, Jordan, Arab Wings now has AOG LMF status for the Challenger 604 and 605 aircraft. AVWest in western Australia will cover both of these types, too, as well as the Global Express family.
Arab Wings recently secured Jordanian approval as a continuing airworthiness management organization as well as getting its Part 145 certificate covering line and base maintenance for the following business aircraft types: Bombardier Challenger 604/605, Learjet 60, Embraer Legacy 600/650, Gulfstream G450, Cessna Sovereign 680, Hawker Beechcraft 800XP and King Air B200. It is also now seeking EASA and FAA maintenance approvals to be able to work on aircraft registered in Europe and the U.S.
The company, which was formed in 1975, is pressing ahead with plans to build a new hangar complex at Amman’s Marka Airport, which is to be open by the end of 2012. Its existing complex features 10,763 sq ft of hangar space and employs 21 maintenance technicians.
Meanwhile, Gulf Wings–Arab Wings’ sister company in the International Wings Group–has added two new aircraft to its charter/management fleet. By the end of this month, it will have received a second Challenger 604 and a second 605, taking its own fleet to four. The total IWG fleet now numbers 13 jets, spread among Jordan, Dubai, Kuwait, Egypt and Saudi Arabia.