BEDEK – THE FULL SERVICE PROVIDER
Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. (IAI) is a world leader in the delivery of state-of-the-art ground, air, sea, space, and cyber technologies and systems for both the defence and commercial markets.
BEDEK Aviation Group, one of IAI’s six business groups, provides the full spectrum of aircraft services, all under one roof. This includes aircraft, engine and component MRO as well as aircraft conversion and development programs. BEDEK leverages IAI’s global relationships and ample technologies to help carriers respond rapidly to developing market trends. BEDEK’s growing list of satisfied customers, from around the world, is testament to its commitment to excellence, flexibility and superior service.
IAI’s BEDEK Aviation Group is active through the following operating divisions: Aircraft Division, Engines Division, and Components Division.
BEDEK’s Aircraft Division has been providing maintenance, modification and overhaul services for standard, modern wide-body and narrow-body aircraft for over sixty years. Its MRO support capabilities include liaison engineering, advanced composite material repairs, interior and completion overhaul, machining, sheet-metal fabrication, NDT level 3, stripping and painting, line maintenance and flight operations.
BEDEK’s Aircraft Division is also a world leader in passenger-to-cargo conversions of the B767, B737 and B747 families of aircraft, with more than thirty years of experience and certified STCs from leading Civil Aviation Authorities.
Additionally, BEDEK has produced an extensive line of passenger-to-special freighter conversions. Following modification, these freighters have accumulated more than two million flying hours without issuance of a single AD relating to BEDEK’s conversions.
BEDEK’s Aircraft Division boasts extensive experience in design-to-cost and design-to-weight efforts. All of these conversions have met their customers’ design weight goals while simultaneously providing the best value.
The Engines Division provides repair, maintenance and overhaul services for a wide range of civilian and military aircraft engines, including Pratt & Whitney, General Electric, CFM International, IAE-V2500 and Lycoming. In-house major parts repair and rapid turnaround times are accomplished with the support of a computerized planning, production and inventory control system that provides up-to-date information.
The Components Division is a recognized world-leader in the field of maintenance, overhaul and repair of hydraulic, pneumatic and avionics equipment and over 10,000 individual aircraft component types, including APUs, landing gears, transmission and gearboxes, constant speed drive units and integrated drive generators. The Components Division also offers its customers flexible hourly-rate programs for a wide range of components.
BEDEK has purchased and developed an extensive stock of engines of various types including: CFM56-3, -5, -7, V2500, PW4000, as well as APUs, LGs and components. These are used to support its customers’ on-going service requirements, as well as serve as a basis for BEDEK’s ever-growing lease and sale program.
BEDEK has established the following joint ventures to enhance the company’s services:
- M&B – B-767-300 Aircraft Cargo Conversion, located in Ireland.
- BELINCO (established jointly by Lingyun Technology Group Co Ltd and Bedek), located in Three Gorges Dam, Yichang City, Hubei Province, China. This company is the first Sino-Israeli civil aviation maintenance enterprise.
One of the largest, independent, one-stop maintenance centers in the world, BEDEK holds the highest level of international certifications in work practices and safety, and is licensed by virtually all major Civil Aviation Authorities, including the FAA, EASA and Civil Aviation Authority-Israel, India, China, and many other countries. BEDEK holds the highest military aviation certifications from the US Air Force and Navy, in addition to the Israeli Air Force.
For further information please contact:
BEDEK Aviation Group / IAI
Ben Gurion International Airport
70100 Lod, Israel
Yosef (Yosi) Melamed, Executive Vice President & General Manager of BEDEK Aviation Group
Rafi Matalon, Senior Director & General Manager of Marketing and Business Development