EMIRATES SIGNS MRO CONTRACT WITH MESSIER SERVICES

Published July 19th, 2006 - 12:43 GMT

Dubai-based Emirates Airline has selected Messier Services, member company of the SAFRAN group, to provide landing gear exchange, overhaul and support services for its fleet of 37 A330-200 and A340-300 aircraft. 

This long-term contract for seven years will be one of the largest of its kind in the landing gear MRO industry. It also cements the existing relationship between Emirates and Messier. The latter has been providing Emirates with landing gear maintenance, repair and overhaul services since 1987.

The new agreement was signed today at the Farnborough Air Show in the United Kingdom, by HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline and Group; and Gilles Bouctot, Chairman and CEO of Messier Services International.

Sheikh Ahmed said: “Emirates believes in providing our customers with the best travel experience, and that is why we have invested in a young and modern fleet. Having the right service provider to maintain and service our aircraft is also critical to smooth operations.

“We are thus delighted to extend and enhance our relationship with Messier Services, who have demonstrated their solid expertise in this field, as well as their dedication to quality service.”

Mr. Bouctot said: “This new agreement reaffirms the strong commitment between one of the world’s most successful airline and the world’s leading specialist landing gear MRO provider. We look forward to continue providing Emirates with cost-effective, reliable and speedy technical support for their operations around the world, to enable Emirates to deliver the high level of service expected by their customers.”

Emirates is one of the world’s most profitable and fastest growing international airlines. Based in Dubai, Emirates currently operates a fleet of 94 wide-bodied aircraft to over 80 cities in Europe, Asia, Australasia, Africa, the Middle East and North America. Its focus on quality and innovation has won the recognition of customers around the globe and over 300 international awards. Visit: www.ekgroup.com/mediacentre

Messier Services provides maintenance, repair and overhaul services for aircraft landing systems as well as associated hydraulics.  Messier Services is a member company of the SAFRAN Group, and has close to 1,100 employees at sites in America, Europe and Asia.  The company maintains international approvals from all relevant airframers and airworthiness authorities for the entire range of repair and maintenance operations on equipment produced by Messier-Dowty, Messier-Bugatti and other leading manufacturers. For more information, please visit www.messierservices.com.

Photocaption: HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline and Group; and Gilles Bouctot, Chairman and CEO of Messier Services International, signs the new agreement at the Farnborough Air Show in the UK.

 


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