Mon. May 20th, 2024

MRO Provider Eyes Ethiopian Opportunity

MRO Provider Eyes Ethiopian Opportunity

The Ethiopia-based independent MRO will perform maintenance on Boeing 737 classic and NG aircraft types. Credit: One MRO Service

Ethiopia will have its first privately owned aircraft maintenance provider after One MRO Service received its license from the Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority, according to local media reports.

News outlet Ethiopian Monitor says One MRO has received a certificate to perform maintenance on Boeing 737 Classic and NG aircraft types.

It added that the Addis Ababa-headquartered company currently provides maintenance for Nigerian carriers, but plans to build an MRO facility in Ethiopia to target local, privately owned airlines.

One MRO will compete with state-owned Ethiopian MRO, which supports its flag carrier parent, Ethiopian Airlines, as well as third-party customers.

One MRO lists services including line maintenance, AOG recovery, engine replacement and aircraft structural repairs. The commercial airline customers listed on its website are Nigerian carrier Max Air and Sky Mali.

Ethiopian MRO also offers these services, but has a much broader range of capabilities stretching to heavy maintenance on the Airbus A350, Boeing 737, 767, 777 and 787, and De Havilland Canada Dash 8 series. It can also perform overhauls of CFM56-7B and PW150 engines.

Its customers in the region include ASKY Airlines, Malawi Airlines, Tchadia Airlines, RwandAir, Jambojet and Zambia Airways.

Ethiopian MRO’s facility includes a closed-door hangar to accommodate one widebody; a closed door hangar that fits two widebodies or four narrowbodies; an open-door hangar that fits three narrowbodies; and a hangar for two Dash 8 turboprops.

Source: https://aviationweek.com/mro/mro-provider-eyes-ethiopian-opportunity

By Chala Dandessa

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