Air Works Expands Line Maintenance Services To Dubai25 May 2022
An Air Works Line Maintenance personnel undertakes transit checks at Bengaluru
DELHI/ NCR: India’s largest independent MRO and Aviation services & solutions major Air Works, has announced that it has entered into a long-term services agreement with UAE-based Mach Technik Aircraft Maintenance to provide International Line Maintenance services at the Dubai International Airport.
The development marks the maiden expansion of Air Works’ International Line Maintenance business to foreign shores. With a pan-India presence across 19 international airports, Air Works Group is already the biggest provider of Transit or Line Maintenance services to foreign carriers [airlines and cargo] operating into India. The Company holds certifications from Civil Aviation Authorities of over 25 countries to maintain both narrow body and wide body aircraft at leading airports in the country.
Commenting on the partnership, Mr. D Anand Bhaskar, Managing Director & CEO, Air Works Group said, “From certifying our maiden flight in 2011 at Trichy – our first Line Maintenance station – to certifying nearly 3000 flights a month, we have come a long way. Our engagement with Mach Technik, Dubai represents a significant strategic development, as it is a testament of Air Works’ decade-long investment in developing an enviable Line Maintenance service portfolio comprising expert resources, relevant certifications, and technologies. To be able to offer our services at leading international airports such as Dubai, is a matter of immense pride, given that it is one of the world’s finest and busiest airport attracting the best of carriers. Dubai will therefore be ideal to test our capabilities and readiness and I am confident that together with the team at Mach Technik, Air Works will improve prevailing service benchmarks, delivering enhanced value to customers.”
As part of the agreement, Air Works will extend its Quality System to induct Mach Technik’s certifying staff within its Quality Assurance (QA) System. Founded in Dubai in 2019, Mach Technik Aircraft Maintenance possesses a qualified and experienced team of Line Maintenance professionals. Its agility and technical prowess has won the firm many customers in a relatively short span of time.
Speaking about the partnership, Mr. Mohammed Al-Humaidi, Chairman, Mach Technik Aircraft Maintenance said, “Our collaboration with Air Works - India’s leading and most loved MRO and one of the region’s finest aviation services Group - will help us offer global standards of service to discerning clients – both Indian and global. With burgeoning air traffic, Dubai and other leading regional airports represent a cradle of opportunities, and beginning with Line Maintenance, we intend leveraging our mutual synergies not just within the UAE but the entire Middle East region and beyond it.”
Notably, Dubai International Airport (DXB) is one of the world’s biggest and has been adjudged as the world's busiest airport for the eighth year in a row. With nearly 29 million passengers shuttling through the global gateway in 2021, the business potential for transit services is very high. As international travel resumes, the agreement will enable Air Works’ Middle Eastern team led by Mr. Hassan Al-Fhadli, General Manager, Business Development, to serve a significant portion of its clients in Dubai, together with the opportunity of using their experience to acquire new regional as well as international customers.
For over 70 years, Air Works Group has been the trailblazer in the Indian MRO & aviation services space and this international expansion not only reflects the company’s but India’s maintenance capabilities and workmanship that are on par with international standards. As Air Works spreads its wings to international shores, its formidable client base is likely to benefit from this partnership.
Notwithstanding the challenges of the past two pandemic-dominated years, Air Works has been painstakingly at work, notching up several successes that reflect its passion and commitment towards Indian aviation and aerospace. Appreciation of its outstanding workmanship help the Company secure the lion’s share of maintenance contracts from customers, ensuring 100% capacity utilization. Most recently, the Group was honored with dual awards for being Best MRO Service Provider and for Covid 19 Business Continuity by the Ministry of Civil Aviation, India. The Group also added new customers and expanded its defense and OEM relationships with Boeing, Embraer, Bell, and Leonardo. Most importantly, Air Works invested and expanded its maintenance facilities by a whopping 40% in the pandemic period, adding a new, twin hangar, narrow body facility at the Cochin International Airport and commissioning a dedicated hangar for its Business Aviation customers at Hosur, Tamil Nadu, besides executing several industry-first and country-first projects. The Group also accelerated its technology-led transformation, creating IPRs such as AWDi® (Air Works Digital Info. Suite), AWtomateS® (Air Works Automation Suite) and AWCIM® (Air Works Customer Information Management) as well as winning awards for deploying technologies such as RFID to innovate and re-engineer its processes.
During the period, Air Works also unveiled the industry’s first Business Analytics solution - mSights or Maintenance Insights – a tool that helps realize operational efficiencies by delivering intelligent insights from its 360-degree view of maintenance operations/ projects using an interactive dashboard. mSights was recently recognized as a winner in the Innovation in Data intelligence category at the IDC Industry Innovation Awards 2021.
AIR WORKS GROUP
Established in 1951, Air Works Group is India’s biggest and highly diversified independent MRO with the largest pan-India network presence across 27 cities. It is the preferred MRO partner to global aviation OEMs, aircraft owners/ operators (including fixed-wing & rotary-wing), lessors, airlines, and the Indian Defense Services, offering a host of services including MRO and heavy checks, line maintenance, cabin interior solutions, exterior finishing and painting, avionics upgrades, integrations and retrofits, end-of-lease/ redelivery checks, maintenance training (CAR 147), and asset management services to domestic and international clients.
Specialized services such as avionics, component repairs and asset management services are offered via Group companies – SA Air Works and Acumen Aviation. Air Works undertakes base maintenance for ATR 42/72, A320 and B737 family of aircraft as well as medium and large business jets at its EASA and DGCA-certified facilities including Mumbai, Delhi, Hosur and Kochi, supported by duly certified, in-house shops. The Company also undertakes modification and assembly of rotary-wing aircraft and is an Authorized Service Centre (ASC) for Bell and Leonardo helicopters.
Air Works enjoys an impeccable reputation in the industry for proven capabilities, outstanding workmanship, quality, and an exceptional safety orientation. The Company takes immense pride in its 71-Year aviation legacy and a culture that accords paramount importance to customers, which has allowed it to successfully deliver several India-first and industry-first projects. The Group is the recipient of several industry awards and was recently adjudged the Best MRO Service Provider by the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Govt. of India. For more details, visit https://www.airworks.aero
Established in November 2019, Mach Technik Aircraft Maintenance is a certified Line Maintenance services provider at the Dubai International Airport. Based at Terminal 1, the Company enjoys seamless access to the other Airport Terminals including 2 and 3, as well as the Al-Maktoum International Airport, DWC.
The Company is led by Mr. Mohammed Al-Humaidi (Chairman), who is a well-established serial entrepreneur with footprints in several other businesses. He believes in adopting a proactive approach to strategic planning for business growth.
Mach Technik aspires to deliver credible, quality, safe and cost-effective aviation services in the Middle East and North African region, using its highly qualified and experienced individuals. The Company also stocks consumables, materials, and spare parts in its advanced storage facility to supply to customers either inside the Airport or outside, via partners such as FEDEX and Freight Works for AOG situations.