AMES, New Joint Venture of Air France Industries and Aircelle Establishes Base in Jebel Ali Free Zone

FZCO (AMES), a 50/50 joint venture company created by Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance and Aircelle, SAFRAN Group has signed a lease agreement with Jafza to establish its operating base at Jebel Ali Free Zone, clearing the way for an...


Jafza is one of the world’s largest and the fastest growing free zones. Established in 1985, Jafza today is spread over an area of 48 sq. kms and is home to over 6000 companies, including over 150 of the Fortune Global 500 enterprises, from across the world. It is a leading driver of the burgeoning UAE economy. With its impeccable track record, Jafza stands for innovation, customer centricity, transparent operations and entrepreneurial dynamism. There are currently about 110 French companies based in Jafza. The free zone is a major player in the bilateral trade between Dubai and France.

In 2008, total direct trade, including import, export and re-export, between the two economies valued AED 14.9 billion, according to the latest figures released by Dubai World’s Statistics Department.

About Aircelle

Aircelle is one of the leading players in the worldwide nacelle market for aircraft engines. A member of the SAFRAN group, it employs approximately 3,000 persons at seven sites in France, the United Kingdom and Morocco. Aircelle is the only nacelle manufacturer present on all the market segments, from regional jets and corporate aircraft to the largest airliners.


Following the merger between Air France and KLM, Air France Industries and KLM Engineering & Maintenance joined forces to become the world-leading multi-product MRO (Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul) provider. With a joint workforce of over 14,000, AFI KLM E&M offers comprehensive technical support capabilities for airline operators ranging from engineering and aerostructures work to the management, repair and supply of aircraft parts and components, backed by a powerful logistics network. Together they support more than 1,230 aircraft operated by over 150 major international airlines.

We Recommend