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SR Technics appoints new Chief Financial Officer

Angelo Quabba will report directly to James

Stewart. Angelo Quabba joined SR Technics in July 2007 as Head of Aircraft Services. On December 1, 2008, he was appointed Head of Division Controlling Components and since October 2009 he has been the Senior Vice President Commercial Controlling. Angelo Quabba has extensive expertise and

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Angelo Quabba has been appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of SR Technics and Member of the Group’s Executive Leadership Team (ELT). He assumed his new position on March 1, 2010, succeeding former CFO James Stewart, who took the position of CEO on February 1, 2010.

experience in the fields of finance and controlling. Before joining SR Technics he was Chief Financial Officer in the customer business center at Honeywell Analytics in Uster, near Zurich. He holds a BSc degree in Economics and

Business Administration, majoring in Finance and Controlling from HWV Zürich, and a higher business diploma from the Zurich Management Training Institute.

AMES inaugurates Dubai engine nacelle repair

Aerostructures Middle East Services (AMES) formally inaugurated its new facility in Dubai in March, bringing highly competitive jet engine nacelle repair capabilities to airline operators throughout the Middle East region. Located in the Jebel Ali Free Zone, this 2,200-square-meter installation provides repair

and overhaul services that benefit from the expertise of AMES’ two parent companies: Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance, and Aircelle of the Safran Group. AMES was created to support the Middle East’s jetliner fleets of Airbus A320s, A330s,

A340s and A380s; Boeing 747s, 767s and 777s, along with McDonnell Douglas MD-11s and Embraer 170/175s. More than 390 of these aircraft currently are in the active inventories of the area’s airlines, with some 200 additional jetliners on order. The primary focus for AMES is the repair of fan thrust reversers, with the additional

capability to handle other nacelle components such as air inlets, cowl doors and nozzles. Its central location in the United Arab Emirates between Dubai and Abu Dhabi enables the company to efficiently serve a region that covers Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Yemen, as well as neighboring countries. “AMES provides a unique commercial and industrial offer that is backed by Air France

Industries as a top provider of maintenance, repair and overhaul services, along with Aircelle’s capabilities as a leading original equipment manufacturer of small, medium and large engine nacelles,” said AMES General Manager Antoine Succar. “Our services are tailored to meet all of the market’s expectations, with solutions

that range from repair and overhaul to logistics, spares and on-site support at customer locations,” explained François Vitti, the Manager of Operations and Customer Support at AMES. “Our business plan is supported by the full resources of our two parent companies.” The AMES operation in Dubai is being certified to European Aviation Safety Agency

(EASA) Part 145 airworthiness standards, and it already has initiated industrial activity with the repair of Rolls-Royce Trent 700 thrust reverser doors for a large Middle East airline’s Airbus A330 fleet. Preparations also are underway for this month’s introduction of repair and overhaul services on CFM International CFM56 engines. AMES’ industrial installation at Dubai has 16 work stations (eight for large engines used

on jetliners that include the A330, A380, and 777; and another eight for smaller engines that power such aircraft as the A320 and A340), along with a clean room for composite repairs, a milling shop and a paint booth. The 11,000-square-meter site on which the facility is located allows for growth as the company’s business and capabilities expand in the future.

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MTU gets Pratt gold

MTU Aero Engines, for the second time in a row has achieved gold status, the highest level in the supplier rating program of Pratt & Whitney’s parent United Technologies Corporation (UTC). The official UTC Supplier Gold Award presentation took place in Munich in early March. “We are proud and honored to have

received this distinction from UTC for the second consecutive year,” commented Dr. Anton Binder, Senior Vice President, Commercial Programs at MTU. “This award is testimony to our excellent standards of performance in the industry and will allow us to strengthen our partnership with Pratt & Whitney.” The UTC Supplier Gold Award is given

every year to select suppliers and partners to the U.S. Group’s companies. The criteria used to evaluate suppliers include superior quality and delivery performance, and customer satisfaction. “We scored extra marks also for the active involvement of our employees in all operational steps, the staff’s continual updating on processes in briefings, and the notice boards we display everywhere on the shop floor to inform the workforce and customers,” said Binder. The award presentation at MTU in Munich

was part of a ceremony witnessed by senior Pratt & Whitney Canada and MTU officials to celebrate a major milestone: the delivery of the 5,000th low-pressure turbine for the PW300 and PW500 series of engines. MTU holds stakes of up to 25 percent in these two programs; the propulsion systems power mid-size to large business jets.

Service Bulletin for Falcon Jets

Dassault Aviation recently released service bulletins to operators of Falcon 50, 900 and 2000 series aircraft, calling for the installation of an additional wing dry bay area. It is to be located outboard of the existing dry bay, which is designed to contain fuel leakage during an aircraft incident that causes damage to the wing structure in the main landing gear well. The modification kit is available and can be installed at service facilities that have completed training from Dassault. Operators have until 2022 to have the

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