Goodrich signed a nacelle services agreement with Air Arabia for support of nacelles and thrust reversers in the airline's fleet of more than 50 Airbus A320 aircraft powered by CFM56-5B engines. The 10-year Prime Solutions® nacelle services agreement will be managed through Goodrich's Dubai campus in Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates, which will provide local support to the fast-growing low-cost carrier based in Sharjah, UAE.
Bob Gustafson, Vice President and General Manager of Aftermarket Services at Goodrich's Aerostructures business said, "This agreement is a good example of an airline recognizing the value of securing long-term nacelle services with a locally positioned nacelle maintenance, repair and overhaul facility," he said. "As more airlines recognize the time and cost savings realizable by having repairs performed on large components close to their main operating bases, our Dubai service center will see continued growth in the region."
Prime Solutions is a comprehensive suite of maintenance services and asset/inventory management programs that can be fully customized to meet any airline's needs for nacelle maintenance. Goodrich Aerostructures operates eight service centers worldwide.