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“Developing capabilities”: Joramco signs cargo conversion and fluid testing agreements

Joramco has signed a cooperation agreement with UUDS to expand capabilities for cabin refurbishments and 737-800 passenger-to-cargo (P2F) conversions.

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) company Joramco will manage MRO capabilities for the P2F conversions while UUDS will manage the supplemental type certificates (STC) for the aircraft modifications and supply modification KITs.

“We are excited about the potential of our agreement with UUDS,” said Joramco’s CEO Fraser Currie. “In order to satisfy our customers and market needs in a sustainable and efficient manner, we are developing our capabilities and drawing on UUDS’ know-how in the field of cabin refurbishment and 737-800 P2F certifications. The agreement acknowledges Joramco’s large scope of MRO certifications, and world-class technical abilities.”

UUDS AERO holds European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certificates for design (DOA), production (POA) and maintenance (MOA) organisations, and specialises in innovative and more sustainable repairs and refurbishments of cabin interiors, as well as bio-decontamination and waterless exterior cleaning of aircraft and trains.

The company’s CEO and founder Gilles Negre commented: “We are proud to enter into this cooperation agreement with Joramco as a leader in MRO. Our joint capabilities offer our clients the most efficient, turn-key and added value solutions.”

Fluid testing agreement

Joramco has also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Airbus company Testia covering ‘particle count’ testing.

Under the MoU, the two companies will cooperate to establish a fluid testing laboratory at Joramco, which will be specialised in the ‘particle count’ testing of hydraulic fluids as a start-up. In addition, Testia will support Joramco with qualified staff to perform the tests and analyse the chemical testing reports, the companies said.

Joramco’s CEO Fraser Currie (left) with Testia’s CEO David Rottembourg at MRO Europe. In the main image at the top of the page, Currie and UUDS’ CEO and founder Gilles Negre celebrate an agreement between the companies at the Amsterdam show

Opportunities for further cooperation in areas of mutual interest in chemical testing such as fuel, engine oil and water will also be explored.

“Our agreement with Testia will expand Joramco’s technical capability to provide testing on hydraulic fluids using the latest testing equipment, and it confirms our position as a leading MRO service provider up to world-class standards,” Currie said.

Testia’s CEO David Rottembourg added: “Through our extensive expertise in the field, we at Testia are delighted to support Joramco in setting up their own capacity in fluids testing. Beyond the traditional safety and performance assurance, the increased focus on sanitary measures and the rise in the usage of biofuel in aerospace are rendering this competence key to MROs worldwide.”

Both Joramco agreements were announced at the MRO Europe trade show taking place this week in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

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