Joramco Promotes Leaders, Names New CEO
Joramco is in a growth mode—it has been expanding its business capabilities, customer base and revenue—and two of its top executives are getting promoted.
Fraser Currie is succeeding Jeff Wilkinson as Joramco’s CEO, and Wilkinson is taking on “an expanded role at DAE Engineering to grow the engineering division’s footprint,” according to the company.
Currie joined the Amman, Jordan-based MRO, which is part of Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE), in 2018 as chief commercial officer.
Wilkinson joined Joramco as CEO in 2017, where he has been leading the Jordanian MRO’s transformation. He previously was CEO of Etihad Airways Engineering in Abu Dhabi, UAE, which also transformed and added capabilities under his leadership.
Joramco’s facility at Queen Alia International Airport in Amman includes five hangars that can simultaneously accommodate 15 aircraft. The MRO is at capacity and Currie expects that to be the case until March or April 2022.
The company expanded lease-return work and also got a boost from return-to-service MRO as a result of parked aircraft during the pandemic.
At Aviation Week’s MRO Middle East in June, Joramco signed a memorandum of understanding with Lufthansa Technik Middle East, based in Dubai, to build a partnership around nacelle MRO. Joramco also signed an agreement with VD Gulf, located in Sharjah, UAE, to explore aftermarket synergies around areas such as maintenance, paint and aircraft conversion.
Currie told Aviation Week that Joramco had its best first half year performance in its history this year.