Jordan Aeronautical-Systems Company (JAC), a maintenance provider based in the Jordanian capital of Amman, will eventually look to target Boeing 737MAX and Airbus A320neo capabilities once repair services are in place for the Boeing 737NG and Airbus A320 family aircraft.
Ziad Abuain, CEO of the Amman-headquartered maintenance provider, told MRO-Network.com that the introduction of the 737NG and A320 family over the next year will put JAC in new territory by bringing about more competition from other providers.
“Adding these capabilities will place us amid the fierce competitors amongst more than 40 MROs in Europe and the MENA region,” he says. “We perceive high demand to provide services for more contemporary aircraft for the Gulf region and older aircraft for Central Asia, Middle East & African regions,” he adds.
The company currently provides base and line maintenance services for the Boeing 737 classic, while also providing a number of other offerings including services for engines such as the CFM56 family along with a parts sale business.
Given the demand generated from narrowbody work, JAC opened a new line station at Amman Queen Alia International Airport in July 2016. The station is the company’s second, operating in addition to one at Amman Civil Airport.
While content with the level of work coming JAC’s way, Abuain foresees no changes is the number of line stations operated by the MRO. “Operators in the Middle East and North Africa are still keen to keep their daily routine inspections in-house,” he says. “Therefore, we don’t expect more business from line maintenance so in turn no more line stations are currently needed.”
An in-depth interview JAC’s Ziad Abuain will feature in MRO-Network.com’s Fast 5 series this Friday.