Posted on: 09 November 2015 by Ross McSweeny
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Abu Dhabi Aviation to work towards latter becoming as an Authorized Service Facility (ASF) for Q Series aircraft.
The final agreement between Bombardier and Abu Dhabi Aviation is subject to acceptance of commercial terms and a final technical audit. When such a final agreement is reached, Abu Dhabi Aviation will become the first ASF for Q Series aircraft in the Middle East and will offer line and base maintenance services. The company would also support operators in surrounding regions.
“As the fleet of commercial aircraft continues to grow in the Middle East, we are pleased to be working with Bombardier to extend our MRO activities to cover the Q Series turboprops,” remarked Nadir Al Hammadi, chairman, Abu Dhabi Aviation. “Q Series turboprops have proven to be rugged and reliable aircraft in our hot desert environment and perform admirably at the most challenging airports in the region, so we look forward to adding them to our maintenance portfolio and increasing our support to operators in the region.”
“We are very excited to be in discussions with Abu Dhabi Aviation and look forward to having our long-standing customer and operator of Q Series aircraft join our network of Authorized Service Facilities,” added Todd Young, vice-president and general manager, customer services, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “As a successful operator of Q Series aircraft and a seasoned MRO provider, Abu Dhabi Aviation is ideally positioned to offer maintenance services to the increasing number of operators in the region.”