Abu Dhabi Aircraft Technologies (ADAT), a
Mubadala Development Company (Mubadala) affiliate has signed an
agreement with Airbus making it the latest member to join the
worldwide Airbus MRO Network.
ADAT, launched by Mubadala in November
2007 through the transformation of the former Gulf Aircraft
Maintenance Company (GAMCO), is one of the Middle East's leading
independent aviation technical services providers for civil and
military aircraft and is based in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
The Airbus MRO Network is designed to provide customers with a
worldwide choice of competitive maintenance services from MRO
providers with Airbus aircraft experience.
Since its launch in
March 2005, Airbus and its MRO Network members have established
performance benchmarks for maintenance efficiency and customer
satisfaction. Through the network, Airbus also integrates a broad
range of tailored maintenance and engineering solutions for
customers called "Flight Hour Services" (FHS).
membership of the MRO Network have been extended recently,
requiring new members to be capable of offering maintenance
services for the newest Airbus types including the
A380 and later,
the A350 XWB.
ADAT has a broad range
of Airbus maintenance capabilities and is equipped with a
state-of-the-art A380 hangar.
"This is an
important step in our strategy to ensure we remain at the
forefront of MRO services in the region, developing capabilities
for the newest aircraft and providing our customers with a global
support network," said John Byers, the CEO of ADAT said. "Airbus' focus on maintenance
efficiency and customer satisfaction are central elements of our
own operating philosophy, and our acceptance into the Airbus
Network is testimony to the quality of our work and the expertise
of our workforce."
The Airbus MRO Network now includes the
following 16 members:
Abu Dhabi Aircraft Technologies
Air France Industries
Air New Zealand Engineering
Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering
Lufthansa Technik AG
SIA Engineering Company
Singapore Technologies Aerospace
TIMCO Aviation Services
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