DUBAI -- EGYPTAIR MAINTENANCE & ENGINEERING and GE Aviation signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for consultancy support of its CFM56-7B maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) efforts. Under the MOU agreement, GE Aviation will provide guidance to help improve the efficiency of EGYPTAIR’s CFM56-7B overhaul processes.

According to Eng. Mostafa Ali El-Din Imam, Chairman & CEO of EGYPTAIR MAINTENANCE & ENGINEERING, “EGYPTAIR MAINTENANCE & ENGINEERING is the only full-service maintenance, repair and overhaul provider in Egypt and serves more than 120 customers around the world. We recently added CFM56-7B MRO capabilities to our Cairo-based shop, and it is has been approved under EASA part-145. The consultancy agreement with GE Aviation will allow our MRO team to gain insights on how to further improve our process efficiencies to better provide complete support to our customers our customers.”

"We are grateful for the opportunity to expand our scope of cooperation with GE; it has been a long history of relationship, and we are keen to further expand it. In light of the new cooperation, there is much more technical expertise to provide to customers based on our experience and the wholehearted support of GE," said Pilot Ahmed Ade, Chairman & CEO of EGYPTAIR HOLDING Company.

“GE and EGYPTAIR have worked together for more than 40 years,” said Jason Tonich, Vice President and General Manager of Global Sales and Marketing at GE Aviation. “This agreement between our two companies is a natural extension of our strong relationship, and we look forward to helping EGYPTAIR MAINTENANCE & ENGINEERING with its long-term MRO growth strategy.”

Established in 1932 as the seventh carrier in the world, EGYPTAIR operates 70 aircraft with more than half of the fleet powered by GE and CFM56* engines. As a member of the Star Alliance, EGYPTAIR customers can fly to more than 160 destinations around the world. For more information, visit www.egyptair.com

EGYPTAIR MAINTENANCE & ENGINEERING is a leading MRO provider in the Middle East and Africa providing maintenance, repair and overhaul services for commercial aircraft, engines, and aircraft components. The company enjoys more than 87 years of experience and provides different services for more than 120 customers around the world through its base in Cairo, domestic station in Egyptian airports, and outstations in the Middle East and Africa. For further information visit us at www.egyptair-me.com

GE Aviation, an operating unit of GE (NYSE: GE), is a world-leading provider of jet and turboprop engines, components, integrated digital, avionics, electrical power and mechanical systems for commercial, military, business and general aviation aircraft. GE Aviation has a global service network to support these offerings and is part of the world’s Digital Industrial Company with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. For more information, visit us at www.ge.com/aviation. Follow GE Aviation on Twitter at http://twitter.com/GEAviation and YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/user/GEAviation.

* CFM56 is a product of CFM International, a 50/50 joint company between GE Aviation and Safran Aircraft Engines.