Spirit AeroSystems, Joramco To Cooperate On Structural Repairs In The Middle East

Kailash Krishnaswamy, Senior Vice President for Spirit AeroSystems Aftermarket Services and Fraser Currie, Joramco COO at the signing in London.

Credit: Spirit AeroSystems/Joramco

Spirit AeroSystems, a specialist in nacelle products and manufacturer of aircraft structures, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Joramco to cooperate on repair services for composite and metallic aerostructures to customers.

The MoU, announced at Aviation Week’s MRO Europe on Wednesday (Oct. 19), will see both companies assemble a combined team of engineers to develop repair processes and support for both aircraft operators and MRO shops.                                            

Kailash Krishnaswamy, senior vice president for Spirit AeroSystems Aftermarket Services, says the company is looking to begin structural repair MRO operations the Middle East region. “Together, we will be able to offer better value to our customers in the region by leveraging our structural engineering expertise,” he adds.

U.S.-headquartered Spirit AeroSystems has expanded its aftermarket network globally over the past year. In 2021, it grew in Europe and Africa by acquiring Bombardier’s MRO operations in Belfast, Northern Ireland and Casablanca, Morocco. 

In Asia-Pacific, it established its Spirit Evergreen Aftermarket Solutions (SEAS) joint venture with Taiwan-based Evergreen Aviation Technologies Corp. in Taiwan. It also made Guangzhou-based GAMECO its authorized repair center in China, initially focusing on repair services to replace Boeing 757 inlet cowlings and Airbus A330 Trent inlet cowlings.

Last month, it confirmed an MoU with Malaysia Airlines to develop nacelle and flight control MRO services for Boeing 737NG aircraft.

Meanwhile, Fraser Currie, chief commercial officer of Amman-based Joramco, says: “We will explore exchanging expertise and improve our current services and acquire new ones that are in demand in the region.”

Joramco, based at Queen Alia International Airport in Jordan’s capital, services Airbus, Boeing and Embraer aircraft to customers across the Middle East, Europe, South Asia and Africa. 

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.