Aerostructures Middle East Services (AMES) today inaugurated the expansion of its Dubai facility dedicated to MRO work for aircraft nacelles, aerostructures and large engine components, it was announced at MRO Middle East 2020.
The building extension provides additional capacity for AMES’ newest activity: preventive maintenance inspections (PMIs) and associated repairs on fan stator modules for General Electric GE90 engines that equip Boeing 777s.
With this extension, the AMES operation in Dubai’s Jebel Ali Free Zone is doubling its workshop surface and workforce, enabling the company to accommodate inspections and repairs performed on the four-meter-diameter GE90 fan stator modules.
In particular, the expanded AMES facility is outfitted with modern resources – including ultrasonic inspection systems for the fan stator modules’ composite panels and metallic components.
The preventive maintenance inspections for GE90-100/115 fan cases are mandated by GE as the engine original equipment manufacturer and are to be performed once they have accumulated 50,000 flight hours.
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