Abu Dhabi Aircraft Technologies (Adat) on Tuesday unveiled details for the world’s first GE and Engine Alliance network partner overhaul shop and test cell facility for the GEnx and GP7200 models, located in Abu Dhabi. Design of the new facility is underway with ground breaking planned for Q1 2011. It is expected that the test cell and shop will be ready by Q1 2013 and will support the growing fleet of GE engines in the Mena region.
In addition to the GEnx and GP7200, the facility will also service the GE90 engines.
Adat is owned by Mubadala Aerospace and forms a key part of plans to establish Abu Dhabi as an integrated global aerospace hub. Mubadala has formed partnerships with the world’s leading aerospace companies to develop the industry in Abu Dhabi. The new Adat engine facility forms part of GE and Mubadala’s 2009 agreement that expands GE's global network of engine maintenance, repair and overhaul providers in the Middle East and further advances Mubadala's plans to build a global MRO network centered in Abu Dhabi.
Homaid Al Shemmari, Chairman of Adat and Executive Director Mubadala Aerospace, said: “Today’s announcement is an important milestone for our MRO plans and another example of the strength of the Mubadala GE relationship. The Adat facility will be a world first GE and Engine Alliance facility and brings significant new capability to the region.”
Muhammad Al Lamadani, GM Eastern Europe, ME and CIS , GE Aviation commented “GE Aviation has been in cooperation with Adat for two decades, and we are delighted to enhance our relationship and MRO network with Mubadala.”