GAL MENA and ExecuJet Middle East sign new Service Agreement

Newly-announced GAL MENA 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 received a signed Letter of Intent (LOI) for a new service agreement with ExecuJet Middle East during the Dubai Air Show 2011 in the UAE.

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 GAL MENA. The two companies are joining forces to deliver all-inclusive cabin interiors service to major OEMs’ aircraft platforms, and their existing client base. GAL Aviation specializes in aircraft interior manufacturing, refurbishment, and aircraft technical and operational outsourcing services. MENA Aerospace is a leading aviation services company.

GAL MENA 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.

Guy A, Lapierre, GAL Aviation president explains, “It is a privilege for our consortium to team up with such a reputable organization as the ExecuJet Aviation Group. By offering complete support through one source, we are providing an economical and convenient avenue to their professional operations. This partnership with ExecuJet underscores our dedication to providing the highest standards of product quality and the very best service to match their solid reputation. Further, we are at a strategic location to complement their maintenance capabilities.”

Nick Weber, ExecuJet Middle East maintenance director said, “This agreement with GAL MENA Interiors brings real and effective synergies to both companies, with the ultimate benefit accruing to our customers. Single source service in today’s global market is essential for enduring success and total support, we are ensuring that all the elements are realised and in place to meet the full expectations of our regional and international market.”

Ralph Eisenschmid, MENA Aerospace CEO said, ”The aircraft interiors sector has been hugely underserved in the region. Not only will this venture improve the level of service to aircraft owners and operators in the region, it will also develop key aviation trades for nationals through bespoke training programs. We are honoured to be part of such a prestigious, respected and capable group.”


GAL Aviation Inc.

GAL Interiors specializes in the computer-assisted design, engineering, manufacture and certification of cabin components for business, private and VIP aircraft, for both retrofit and ‘green’ installation. Specifically, this company division focuses on premium wood components manufacturing and sheet metal and machining for structural provisions and anti-corrosion treatments, electronic devices, water system and electrical installations. The company also provides certification and documentation services to FAA, TC and EASA standards. Engineering, design and manufacturing for aircraft interiors equipment also meets AS9100 and NADCAP international standards.


MENA Aerospace Enterprises WLL

MENA Aerospace Enterprises WLL is the primary holding company and administrative head for all companies and business units within the corporate group. The corporate group consists of MAE Aircraft Management WLL which holds an Aircraft Operating Certificate issued by Bahrain’s Civil Aviation Affairs to commercially operate aircraft; MAE Jet Charters Company WLL which sells and coordinates V-VIP and corporate travel on chartered business jets; SA MENA Avionics WLL, an EASA Part 145 & 147, FAA and BCAA approved MRO which specializes in the installation, maintenance and repair of avionic and electronic systems on board aircraft and MAE Aviation Real Estate, a developer and operator of an aviation business center and 6,400 square meter hangar at Bahrain International Airport. MENA Aerospace was established in Bahrain in 2004. The corporate group is majority Bahraini owned, and employs in excess of fifty people at its offices and facilities located in various areas of Bahrain.


The ExecuJet Aviation Group

The ExecuJet Aviation Group is a leading global business aviation organisation offering a diverse range of services including pre-owned and new aircraft sales, aircraft management for private and commercial registered aircraft, aircraft charter, aircraft maintenance, aircraft completions management and fixed base operations. Headquartered in Zürich, Switzerland, ExecuJet has operations in six regions – Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East, embracing a workforce of over 830 experienced staff.

The ExecuJet Aviation Group manages 150 business jets worldwide under the most stringent safety standards. Its commercial fleet is operated under the regulatory umbrella of seven regional civil aviation issued air operating certificates (AOCs). ExecuJet has many authorised maintenance facilities throughout four regions, certified to work on most Business Jets. The ExecuJet Aviation Group operates fifteen world class FBO facilities in Barcelona, Berlin, Cambridge, Frankfurt, Zurich, Paris Le Bourget (in cooperation with Advanced Air Support), Ibiza, Valencia, Gerona, Palma, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Istanbul, Dubai and soon in Riyadh.

The ExecuJet Aviation Group offers considerable experience in new and pre-owned aircraft sales worldwide and has a large inventory of business aircraft to suit all budgets with an international team of sales directors offering local knowledge and expertise. www.execujet.net

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