A Strategic MRO Partnership

Aero Industrial Sales Ethiopian Airlines MRO

From left to right: Ato Dahir Mohammed - AIS VP Marketing and Sales, Ato Mohammed Mahmoud - AIS President, Ato Zemene Nega - Managing Director Ethiopian MRO Services, Ato Retta Melaku - Director Engine Maintenance, Ato Nebil Mohammed - Director MRO Sales & Marketing, and Ato Bereket Kussia - Manager MRO Sales.

Aero Industrial Sales Ethiopian Airlines MRO

Agree to form a strategic partnership in MRO services

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (April 22, 2016)-
Ethiopian Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) Services and Aero Industrial Sales (AIS) have concluded a long-term Strategic Partnership agreement of MRO services and Components/Spare Parts supply for CFM56 – 3/-7 engines and APU GTCP131- 9B and GTCP331-200. The agreement was signed on 30 March 2016 by Ato Zemene Nega, Managing Director Ethiopian MRO Services, and Ato Mohammed Mahmoud, AIS President, representing their companies in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Ethiopian MRO is part of the Ethiopian Airlines Group, which is the largest and fastest growing airline in Africa. In its seven decades of operations, Ethiopian has become one of the continent’s leading carriers, unrivaled in efficiency and operational success. Ethiopian commands the lion’s share of the pan-African passenger and cargo network operating a young and modern fleet to more than 92 international destinations across five continents. Ethiopian, the pioneer who landed the first Commercial Boeing 720B on African soil, currently has an ultra-modern and environmentally friendly fleet comprised of such aircraft as Boeing 787, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-200LR, Boeing 777-200 Freighter and Bombardier Q-400 double cabin with an average fleet age of five years.

Ethiopian Airlines service record proves it to be one of the world’s most reliable airlines, which is largely attributed to the quality of Ethiopian MRO. Ethiopian MRO is one of the finest Aircraft, Engine and Components maintenance centers in Africa, meeting the stringent approval standards of the

ECAA, FAA and EASA. Ethiopian MRO is capable of providing complete airframe maintenance for Boeing 787/777/767/757 & 737 and Bombardier DHC-8 (Q100-400). With state of art engine overhaul workshops, it provides complete overhaul and testing of CFM56-3/7, PW100 series engines and GTCP331-200 APU.

Ethiopian MRO is officially designated as Boeing’s Supplier for Boeing fleet, Bombardier’s Approved Service facility for Q400 fleet and GE approved engine shop. AIS, established in 1986, is located off the Commercial Aviation Industry hub - JFK Int’l Airport, New York. It is an FAA AC 0056B/ASA100 accredited distributor for Engines/APUs, Components, Spare Parts, Chemicals and Ground support Equipment, (GSE). In its decades long commitment, AIS has made the success and growth of African aviation its primary objective. To achieve that AIS launched at the AFRAA AGA 47 in Brazzaville, Rep. of Congo, in November 2015, its visionary Total Aircraft Support program, (TAS), which expands its capabilities to provide Engines/APUs and Components Exchange Pool access; as well as, Repair Management, Initial Provisioning, and Surplus Inventory Management.

“The relationship between AIS and African a irlines, including Ethiopian, spans for over half a century: We have been a competitive supplier for the Airlines ever since. Mohammed Mahmoud – a veteran of Ethiopian who participated in the initial provisioning for the first commercial Jet Fleet in Africa – the Boeing 720B - delivered at Addis Ababa in 1962, is still at the helm of AIS serving the industry. He is also the recipient of the coveted ‘Lifetime Achievement of Excellence Award’ by the MRO Africa in 2015,” said Dahir Mohammed, AIS VP of Marketing and Sales.

Africa is in a moment of change as it becomes the focus of deep long term investment in infrastructure and sustainable markets, while its middle class and air travel population is expected to grow faster than anywhere else in the world. “We believe African aviation is in a position where it must meet the coming growth. “Ethiopian MRO’s strategy is to assist our current and future clients in the best way we can to achieve their goals and meet this demand,” said Zemene Nega, Managing Director of Ethiopian MRO Services.