Gulf Air has entered into a long-term Fleet Management Programme (FMP) contract with Singapore’s mainboard-listed SIA Engineering Company Limited (SIAEC).
During a ceremony held at the Gulf Air Muharraq Headquarters in March,
The airline’s Chairman of the Board of Directors Mr Talal Al Zain, SIAEC Chairman Mr Stephen Lee, SIAEC Chief Executive Officer Mr William Tan, Gulf Air Deputy Chief Executive Officer Mr Ismail Karimi and members of the Board of Directors and senior management from both companies attended a signing ceremony.
“The national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, Gulf Air’s strategy is aligned with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, and this announcement is an important step in ensuring that we can continue to support that vision,” said Mr Talal Al Zain.
“We have chosen SIAEC for their long-standing reputation in the aviation sector providing complete maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services in line-maintenance, airframe, component, engine, aircraft conversions and modifications to major airlines from four continents.
“We believe they are the right choice to help us boost our operational reliability, manage costs and establish a self-sufficient and robust aircraft maintenance system,” he concluded.
Under the terms of the three-year contract, provision has been made for SIAEC to work with Gulf Air to insource the MRO services provided by SIAEC. Under the contract, SIAEC will provide a wide range of FMP services for Gulf Air’s Airbus fleet including A and C checks, fleet technical management, material management and engineering services, which will be performed in Bahrain and Singapore.
The airline already has a heavy maintenance service contract with SIAEC, which began in February 2008.