AMES Adds GE90 Fan Stator Module Repairs At Dubai Facility

Credit: Aerostructures Middle East Services

DUBAI--Aerostructures Middle East Services (AMES) has doubled the capacity of its Dubai facility to accommodate fan stator module repair services for the GE90 engine.

The company specializes in engine nacelle and radome maintenance, but the extended facility located in Dubai’s Jebel Ali Free Zone will accommodate new preventive maintenance inspections and associated repairs on the fan stator modules found on the engine powering Boeing 777 aircraft.

According to AMES, the repairs will be carried out on fan stator modules once they have exceeded 50,000 flight hours as mandated by manufacturer GE Aviation. In total, the investment in the facility expansion is estimated at around $3 million by AMES.

AMES was established as a 50-50 joint venture in 2010 by Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance and Safran Nacelles. Currently, it employs 32 staff, and the company says it is looking to further grow this workforce in order to accommodate the increase in capabilities. 

The Middle East region has a high concentration of GE90-powered 777 aircraft, with the likes of Dubai-based airline Emirates operating more than 100 of the aircraft type.

Aviation Week’s Fleet & MRO Forecast data estimates the 10-year market for the GE90 is valued at approximately $942.9 billion. In the Middle East region alone, $28.4 billion in MRO spend on the GE90 will be accumulated over the next decade.

James Pozzi

As Aviation Week's MRO Editor EMEA, James Pozzi covers the latest industry news from the European region and beyond. He also writes in-depth features on the commercial aftermarket for Inside MRO.