Gamco to run Sharjah Airport Maintenance Organisation

SHARJAH - Sharjah Airport Authority has signed an agreement with Gulf Aircraft Maintenance Company (Gamco) yesterday entrusting Gamco to run the Sharjah Airport Maintenance Organisation.

By A Staff Reporter

Published: Mon 19 Jan 2004, 12:33 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 12:09 AM

The five-year maintenance contract was signed by Dr Ghanem Al Hajri, director-general of Sharjah Airport Authority. Senior officials from Gamco and Sharjah Airport Authority were present at the agreement signing ceremony.

The agreement authorises Gamco to establish all aspects of line maintenance services and the company will be responsible for all operational, commercial and administrative matters relating to the maintenance at the airport.

Gamco will handle all existing airlines maintenance services and any new airline starting service to Sharjah, which does not have its own maintenance, set up in Sharjah. "Having Gamco is indeed a major step towards upgrading our facilities and services to meet international requirements. Gamco, which is certified by many countries is well known for providing maintenance services and is a value addition to Sharjah airport," Al Hajri said.

Currently, Gamco can handle the maintenance of up to 10 aircraft at a time. Gamco provides full line maintenance support to Gulf Air and various international carriers operating to and from 54 international airports worldwide. Located at Abu Dhabi, one of the world's busiest routes for passenger and cargo aircraft, Gamco services a number of operators throughout the world. The support of military and corporate aircraft is a growing part of its business. Gamco's civil aircraft support capabilities cover the current Airbus family, as well as the Boeing 757/767 and Lockheed L101.

The Gamco Sharjah Line Maintenance Organisation will operate as a separate business unit of Gamco. "Gamco has chosen Sharjah Airport as our new expansion project because of the tremendous opportunities this growing airport offers. In addition we have the maintenance contract for Air Arabia and we offer technical services to a number of airlines operating through Sharjah Airport," said Engineer Imail A A Mohamed, manager, Line Maintenance, Gamco.

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