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Aircraft Maintenance and Interiors Exhibition Kicks-Off in Dubai

(AWP) - Events of the two-day 2024 Middle East aircraft maintenance and interior conferences have begun in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, on Tuesday.

According to organisers of the coinciding MRO Middle East and Aircraft Interiors Middle East (AIME), this year’s exhibition is witnessing a participation increase of 20% with more than 240 companies and over 120 airlines and 80 international speakers.

Andre Chater, Sales and Customer Sales Manager at Etihad Airways, says that his company is taking part in the conferences to promote its globally provided services.

“We are participating today in the Gulf Air Show in Dubai in order to receive our guests and customers and offer them the maintenance services that we provide. Today, we provide aircraft maintenance services for the models of Airbus and Boeing that are owned by other airlines in the world,” he said.

“It is true that our name is Etihad [Airlines] Engineering, but we also provide maintenance services for all companies in the world and host their planes on our runways in Abu Dhabi in order to help them with maintenance if they need it, and we also provide them with a hosting place for maintenance if they are under contract with other maintenance companies,” he added.

The conferences are held at a time when the aviation sector is witnessing continuous growth, especially in the Middle East region.

A report recently released by Airbus stated that the value of the commercial aircraft services in the Middle East market will double from $12 billion to $28 billion by 2042 with an average annual growth of 4.4%, exceeding the global average growth of 3.6%.

“We repair aircraft engines, which are civil aircraft engines from 320 to 737 [models]. Our participation today is to promote the Jordanian company, which is a Jordanian company located in Amman at Queen Alia International Airport,” Emad al-Wedyan, Head of Maintenance at the Jordanian Airmotive company, said during his participation at the exhibition.

“Our company is 40 years old, and today we can say that the Jordanian company is in constant progress. We have a world-class aircraft spare parts store and our own repair shops,” he added.

The two events provide a leading platform to enhance cooperation and new business opportunities in order to explore the latest trends and innovative solutions that shape the future of the aviation sector, organisers say, adding that the sector is moving towards sustainable digital operations and fleet renewal programmes that contribute to enhancing cabin and aircraft improvements.