Jordan-based JorAMCo signs maintenance deal with Vueling Airlines of Spain
Jordan Aircraft Maintenance Ltd. (JorAMCo) and Vueling Airlines, a low-cost carrier (LCC) based in Spain, announced today the signing of a long-term maintenance agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, JorAMCo will provide the Vueling fleet of 14 Airbus A320s with all airframe heavy maintenance requirements from its headquarters in Amman.
This is a significant international win for JorAMCo. The agreement is also important for Vueling, an LCC that requires maximum efficiency and timely, cost-effective solutions for its aircraft maintenance needs. The maintenance outsourcing agreement with JorAMCo will allow Vueling to gain a competitive advantage in the highly competitive European LCC sector.
Based in Barcelona, Vueling began operations in 2004 and currently serves 18 destinations in Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, Belgium and the Netherlands. Bashir Abdel Hadi, Chief Executive Officer of JorAMCo, said: “We are delighted to sign this long-term maintenance agreement with a young and dynamic airline such as Vueling.”
He continued: “The trend towards outsourcing of aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services continues to pick up pace, and specialized firms such as JorAMCo are reaping the benefits. Staffed by highly qualified engineers and certified by leading international regulatory bodies – including the US Federal Aviation Authority and European Aviation Safety Agency – JorAMCo has established itself as a centre of excellence for the global aviation industry.”
Michael Bata, Senior Vice President, Maintenance and Engineering, Vueling, said: “We are very excited to enter our new partnership with JorAMCo. The firm’s high-quality, cost-efficient services will help Vueling achieve both its safety and performance targets. Offering clear benefits, including reduced maintenance turnaround time, this agreement will allow us to effectively utilise air time and focus on our core growth strategy.”
He continued: “As a Spanish company committed to growing the Spanish economy this agreement will effectively improve the efficiency and profitability of Vueling, benefiting our customers and stakeholders in Spain and across Europe. Further, this win-win relationship helps to strengthen the economic ties between these two Mediterranean nations.”