AMES Expands Nacelle MRO

Dubai based Aerostructures Middle East Services (AMES), a joint-venture between Safran Nacelles and Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) has introduced further services and capabilities for jet engine nacelles in the region.

Building on a new FAA certificate, along with a new autoclave for composites, AMES can accommodate a growing volume of nacelle maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) work in addition to composite repairs on aerostructure parts such as radomes, winglets and flight control surfaces.

The AMES core business portfolio includes services for Safran produced nacelles and thrust reversers on Rolls-Royce Trent 700 and Trent 500 engines that equip Airbus A330s and A340s, as well as the A320 family’s CFM International CFM56 powerplant. The capabilities also apply to Safran Nacelles’ latest products, such as the nacelle system for Airbus’ A320neo (New Engine Option) version that has now entered service, and the future introduction of the company’s nacelle system on the A330neo.

AMES can also accommodate the very large nacelles and thrust reversers for General Electric’s GE90 engines on Boeing 777s, along with the Engine Alliance GP7200s and Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines that power Airbus A380s.

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