Gulf Air recently announced a three-year extension of its maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) agreement with JorAMCo.
As per the agreement, JorAMCo will provide the carrier with heavy Maintenance checks for its current fleet of 28 aircraft – A330s, A320-ERs, A320s and A321s.
The agreement, originally signed in January 2013, has been extended for three more years, ending 31 December 2018. All maintenance will be performed in JorAMCo’s regional MRO facility at Queen Alia International Airport in Jordan.
Gulf Air acting chief technical officer, Jamal Hashim, said: “Consequently, we are confident that this extension will greatly help us in our pursuit to enhance our technical quality, efficiency and safety standard while the airline, in tandem, continues its drive to independently deliver technical excellence in aircraft maintenance.”
The airline’s technical division also performs its own aircraft maintenance, up to and including A-checks and C-checks utilizing all engineering resources available locally in Bahrain and in line with the airline’s ongoing efforts to streamline its operations for greater efficiency and cost reduction.
The airline also fully manages its Continued Airworthiness Management Organization (CAMO) functions which include engineering support services, aircraft systems and propulsion engineering, technical planning, airworthiness review and maintenance of fleet technical records.