uae armed forces awarded hawk aircraft aed 343 million contract to gamco

Published February 21st, 2007 - 02:37 GMT

Gulf Aircraft Maintenance Company (GAMCO) has been awarded new five year contract value of 343 million dirhams from the United Arab Emirates Air Force and Air Defence (UAE AF & AD) to carry out 2nd Line scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on the UAE Air Force fleet of Hawk MK 102, MK63 & MK61 aircraft based at Khalifa Bin Zayed Air College in Al Ain and Al Minhad Airbase in Dubai,. The Contract with GAMCO will guarantee high standard of aircraft maintenance availability and serviceability.

The maintenance support contract on the Hawk aircraft also includes component maintenance, engineering and technical support services, training services, maintenance planning & control and logistics & supply support.

Asked to comment on this major contract GAMCO Chairman, H.E. Dr Sheikh Ahmed bin Saif Al Nahyan said, “We are delighted that UAE AF & AD have chosen GAMCO as their maintenance partner to fulfill its stringent and challenging tasks. This seal of approval by UAE AF&AD reassures GAMCO position as the most reliable and versatile maintenance organization in the region. GAMCO is well recognized for its expertise in aircraft maintenance & technical support and its reputation for quality and service level is exceptionally high, thanks to the true guidance and vision of H.H. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and the constant support of H.H. General Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces".

“GAMCO has internationally proven track record and under this new contract the UAE AF&AD will enjoy maximum aircraft availability for its various activities”. “We certainly look forward to working closely with the UAE AF&AD on this very important contract and be part of the UAE AF&AD success.”, H.E. added.

It is known that GAMCO has been awarded in 2005 similar contract to offer O&I level maintenance full support at Bateen Air Base for C-130 & L100-30 and CN-235 aircraft. While all Depot Maintenance activities and PDM inspections, Cockpits Avionics Upgrade have been handled by GAMCO for the past 17 years as GAMCO is The Authorized Hercules Service Center.


Gulf Aircraft Maintenance Company (GAMCO), strategically positioned in Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates is a world class Technical and Maintenance services provider for the aviation industry. GAMCO provides MRO services to more than eighty commercial and military customers from around the world and offers full overhaul capability on all Airbus, Boeing and Lockheed aircraft. Its workshops overhaul the GE CF6-80C2, CFMI CFM56-5A, and Rolls Royce Trent 700, PT6 engines, the GTCP-331 APUs, T700-701C engines (Apache Helicopter), TC7-9C engines (CN-235 aircraft) and F110-132 engines (F16-Block 60D) as well as Module 7 of M53—P2 engines (Mirage 2000 aircraft) and most of the Components installed on these aircraft / engine types.


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