From EBACE 2012 in Geneva, l to r: Nick Weber, ExecuJet Middle East director of maintenance; Marc St-Hilaire, GAL Aviation partner and vice-president of business development; and Mike Berry, ExecuJet Middle East managing director.
EBACE Geneva, May 15, 2012….. GALMENA WLL, a joint venture formed between GAL Aviation Inc., a member of the GAL Group of companies in Canada, and MENA Aerospace Enterprises WLL of the Kingdom of Bahrain, has signed a new service agreement with ExecuJet Middle East.
ExecuJet Middle East, which is an authorized service facility for four major business aircraft manufacturers, is further expanding its service offering by teaming up with GALMENA. The two companies are joining forces to deliver an all-inclusive cabin interiors service to major OEMs’ aircraft platforms, and their existing client bases. GAL Aviation specializes in aircraft interior manufacturing, refurbishment, and aircraft technical and operational outsourcing services. MENA Aerospace is a leading aviation services company in the Middle East.
GALMENA and ExecuJet Middle East will market work packages for interiors and major components through the refurbishment center in Bahrain and will conduct on-field activity at ExecuJet’s facilities at Dubai airport.
Specifically, GALMENA will develop and administer an aviation interior fabrication and refurbishment centre for business and VIP aircraft interiors in the Kingdom of Bahrain, and will operate a refurbishment and installation workshop for business and VIP aircraft interiors in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. ExecuJet Middle East will provide workshop space in its hangar at Dubai International Airport for a regional satellite centre for the GALMENA‘s products & services.
Guy A. Lapierre, GAL Aviation president said, “Strategically, this is a unique opportunity to serve this market within the Middle East area itself. It serves, like no other, those owners and operators based in the fast-growing Middle East sector, benefiting both them and us concurrently.
“To team up with such a well-established organization as the ExecuJet Aviation Group, offering complete support through one source, and providing economical and convenient services to maintain their professional operations. This partnership with ExecuJet underscores our goal to provide the highest standards of certified product and service quality.”
Nick Weber, ExecuJet Middle East maintenance director said, “Our agreement with GALMENA Interiors brings measureable benefits to both companies, and importantly, to our customers. Single-source service in today’s global market is essential for enduring success and we intend to ensure that all these elements are in place to meet the full expectations of our customers.”
Ralph Eisenschmid, MENA Aerospace CEO, said, ”The aircraft interiors sector has been largely underserved in the region. Not only will this venture improve the level of service to aircraft owners and operators, it will also develop key aviation employment opportunities for nationals through bespoke training programs. We are honored to be part of such a prestigious, respected and capable group.”