JAV Technic expects to receive its EASA Part 145 maintenance approval by the end of March, according to Jordan Aviation CEO Zuhair Al Khashman.
JAV Technic, based in Amman, launched in April 2015 after previously serving as the maintenance department of Jordan Aviation Airlines, the first and only privately owned airline in Jordan. Both are part of the Jordan Aviation group.
It still maintains Jordan Aviation Airlines’ fleet of Airbus A320s, Boeing 737-300s and -400s, and 7676-200s—but it also serves airlines such as Royal Jordanian, Tarom and Tarco, according to Khashman, who spoke with Aviation Week during the MRO Middle East event.
By 2018, the MRO plans to gain 737NG maintenance approval, at which time he plans to increase maintenance man-hour capacity to 125,000 from the current 85,000.
The three-bay facility has capacity for 137,000 maintenance man-hours per year and Khashman hopes to achieve that in 2019. At that time, JAV Technic plans to start building a hangar that could accommodate three Airbus A330s simultaneously—one bay of which could be dedicated to painting.