Bahraini aviation and aerospace services provider MENA Aerospace (Stand 347), has unveiled a new partnership with Dubai commercial helicopter operator AeroGulf Services. The cooperation agreement will be signed officially at the Dubai Airshow on Tuesday, November 19.
Under the deal, MENA Aerospace will complete a contract for the purchase and sale of four Bell helicopters valued at $2.7 million. The collaboration will allow both companies to expand their helicopter maintenance and support services as well as helicopter upgrade projects in the region.
Additionally, the agreement allows MENA Aerospace to extend satellite approvals for AeroGulf, which will help both companies offer cost-effective maintenance solutions, using a MENA Aerospace hangar in Bahrain and associated facilities, according to the company.
“With this agreement, we can add to our expert capabilities by offering economical solutions for helicopter maintenance, both regionally and internationally. It will also allow us to support government and military helicopter maintenance, as well as provide labor support,” said Mohammed Juman, managing director and founder of MENA Aerospace.
“AeroGulf has been a pioneer in the industry in Dubai and in the UAE, [counting] more than 40 years of experience in the field. Having the opportunity to expand our services abroad and collaborate with MENA [means] great projects [can be expected], not only covering Bahrain but the entire GCC [region] and North Africa,” said Fahad Khoory, CEO of AeroGulf Services.
MENA Aerospace also signed an agreement with California’s CSDS Aircraft Sales and Leasing, an aircraft trading company active in both commercial and business aviation. With the deal, MENA Aerospace hopes to be able to provide financial solutions for CSDS Aircraft’s sales and leasing business in the Middle East, using its network of clients and service capabilities.
“We will be working closely with them to explore and promote various business opportunities, with regards to aircraft purchase and sales," said Juman. "CSDS can benefit from our extensive capabilities, including cargo and commercial aircraft operations and [our] air operator's certificate."