Emirates News Agency – “Middle East Aircraft Maintenance and Refurbishment” and “Aircraft Interior Design” highlight the strong recovery of the aviation sector

DUBAI, 22nd February 2020 (WAM) – His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman and CEO of Emirates Group, today inaugurated the Middle East Aircraft Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Conference and Exhibition and the Middle East Aircraft Interior Design Exhibition 2022, in conjunction with the positive expectations seen by the sector.

The two events kicked off at the Dubai World Trade Center amid a celebration that hosted the elite leaders and experts in the aviation sector, particularly in the areas of aircraft maintenance, repair and renewal.

On opening day, Flydubai signed a multi-year agreement with Boeing to supply quick-change engine parts and kits to support Flydubai’s entire fleet of Boeing aircraft. Thanks to these new contracts, flydubai will be able to achieve more efficient maintenance operations enabling inventory cost control.

Captain Chris Grizzel, chief operating officer of flydubai, said that making sure passengers reach their destinations without any delay is a top priority for flydubai, especially in light of what we see as the return of demand for travel again.

The Jordanian Aircraft Maintenance Company Ltd. “Joramco”, which specializes in aircraft maintenance, repair and renewal, has signed an agreement with Proponent, the world’s largest independent distributor of aircraft parts, to provide it with consumables and consumables for consumption to support its Boeing. and Airbus aircraft.

Timothy Howes, Managing Director of Tarsus Middle East, said: “We see great optimism from the various stakeholders in the sector, which is reflected in the contracts and agreements signed during the exhibition and paves the way for more business opportunities. This year ‘s edition has already exceeded the number of visitors before the pandemic, both from a domestic and international perspective with increased participation from global airlines and international trade delegations.

In a speech on the outlook for the aviation sector in the Middle East, hosted by the GoLife Theater at the exhibition, Brian Cove, Senior Director of Aviation Forecasting and Analysis at Aviation Week, confirmed that the percentage of reliance on aircraft in the Middle East during 2021 increased by 25 percent, compared with the previous year, despite the volatility that prevailed in the aviation market, with the activity of the fleet currently operating in the region recovering this year, which exceeding the levels recorded in 2019 by more than 31,800 aircraft.

Cove has predicted that the global aircraft maintenance, repair and renewal sector will experience a compound annual growth rate of 3.2 percent between 2022 and 2031, reaching a value of one trillion US dollars. Demand for engine maintenance, repair and overhaul will grow by 3.7 percent to reach $474 billion over the next decade, while demand in the Middle East is expected to reach $12.9 billion by 2031 and narrow-body aircraft one of the main drivers of Over the next ten years, it is expected that more than 20,000 deliveries will be made worldwide.

Lydia Jano, Senior Vice President of Events at Aviation Week Network, said that the expected growth of the sector is a clear indicator of recovery, which will be strengthened by more innovation and the introduction of digital technologies necessary for future flexibility to ensure … expresses her pleasure with the important opportunities for learning provided by the conference content to contribute to the support of Strong efforts to achieve the recovery of the aviation sector.

The GoLife theater platform brings together key decision makers from airlines, MEA exhibitors, OEMs, lessors, suppliers and the most important professionals in aircraft interior design.

This prominent event in the aviation sector highlights the latest innovations in sustainability, digital transformation, workforce and supply chain through the event programme, as well as showcasing the latest technologies, products and services.

For his part, Robbie Burke, partner at Oliver Wyman, said that as the aviation sector begins to recover, it is expected that spending on maintenance, repair and overhaul services could increase during 2022 and 2023 from the levels recorded in 2019 with the return of aircraft to service and the completion of the accumulated maintenance work. The supply chain is now one of the most important focal points for the sector and although it is not limited to the aviation sector, it remains one of the factors that increases the pressure on the expected recovery. .”

Looking forward to what the next few years will bring and the extent to which the aviation sector will recover, Burke said that the challenge posed by climate change remains one of the main focus areas for the sector. Achieving decarbonisation targets in this sector is not easy as any progress in this regard requires a long period of time. However, the sector is fully committed to this trend, especially in terms of fuel efficiency, sustainable aviation fuels, and the adoption of new hydrogen and electric propulsion methods as highways to shape the future characteristics of the sector.

The list of prominent exhibitors participating in this year’s edition includes Etihad Engineering, Dubai South, Sanad, Heikou, Lufthansa Technic, Standard Aero, Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Limited – Haikou, Gerflor, and the Saudi Aerospace Engineering and Industry Company” SOW”.

The exhibition includes the comprehensive Airline Payers program, attracting the participation of 350 representatives of the most prominent regional and international airlines, including Emirates Airlines, Etihad Airways, Air Arabia, Air France, Pakistan International Airlines, Kenya Airways, Oman Air , flynas, Ryanair, as well as Flyadeal and Wizz Air. Kuwait Airways, TUI Fly Belgium and others.

The final day of the Aircraft Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Middle East and Aircraft Interior Design Conference 2022 will be held on February 23 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

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