Aerostructures Middle East Services (AMES), based in Dubai's Jebel Ali Free Zone, has introduced additional services and capabilities for jet engine nacelles in the Middle East area and Indian peninsula.
Building on a new FAA certificate, along with a new autoclave for composites, AMES is now able to accommodate a growing volume of nacelle maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) work – while also creating such capabilities for composite repairs on aerostructure parts such as radomes, winglets and flight control surfaces.
Created in 2010, AMES is a joint-venture of Safran Nacelles and Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance, performing dedicated repair services in a geographic zone that covers the Middle East, Gulf Arab states and Indian peninsula. Safran brings the capabilities of a leading original equipment manufacturer (OEM) for small, medium and large engine nacelles, while AFI KLM E&M contributes as a major provider of MRO services.
The AMES core business portfolio includes services for Safran-produced nacelles and thrust reversers on Rolls-Royce Trent 700 and Trent 500 engines on the A330 and A340, 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 the A320neo and the future A330neo.
AMES is also positioned to accommodate the very large nacelles and thrust reversers for General Electric's GE90 engines on the Boeing 777, along with the Engine Alliance GP7200s and Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines that power the A380.