Comlux Aviation announced the signing of a cooperation agreement with Texel Air, in order to provide its Middle East customers with dedicated MRO line Maintenance and cabin upgrades & refurbishments on their VIP aircraft.
While Texel Air will provide hangar, maintenance and certification services through its 3,200 m2 facility at Bahrain International airport, Comlux will take care of system upgrades and cabin modification services by hiring high-skilled local craftsmen and engineers, managed and assisted by Comlux America experts on-site.
The new Service Center will provide top of the range quality maintenance and refurbishment works on ACJ and BBJ narrow body aircraft. Texel Air, who already owns a Bahraini Part 145 approval, is expected to get its EASA Part 145 by Q3 2016. Last year, Comlux America was granted the Warranty and Repair facility approval by BBJ and became the First independent ACJ Authorized Service Center worldwide.
“We wanted to provide our Middle East customers with a convenient, high quality and cost-efficient solution to have their VIP cabin changes and upgrades accomplished perfectly on site during their A check ground time” said Arnaud Martin, EVP Comlux The Aviation Group “Our strong capabilities and approvals combined with the ones of Texel Air, demonstrate our continuous focus on maintaining and improving best practices in the industry to protect the resale value of the VIP assets of our customers”
Fraser Currie, CEO Texel Air, said “We are delighted to be expanding our capabilities and bringing new business and employment opportunities to Bahrain. This opportunity continues to demonstrate our commitment to bringing world class services to the region. ”
The Ministry of Transportation and Telecommunications’ Civil Aviation Affairs has supported the growth of the business aviation segment in the Kingdom of Bahrain and this partnership is an example of the benefits such partnerships can bring to the local economy.