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.
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.
About AFI KLM E&M
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.
A joint venture set up by AFI KLM E&M and Aircelle Safran Group, AMES provides engine nacelle MRO.
Aerostructures Middle East Services (AMES) delivers its first C-Duct Trent 700 to the Bahrain national airline, Gulf Air, after repair and overhaul.
The site will provide Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) services to customers in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia.
The repair services offered will encompass components and systems from aircraft nacelle systems, cargo systems, de-icing systems, hoists and winches, sensor systems and aircraft evacuation systems.