Subscribe Free
in Aircraft Interiors / Maintenance

Sabena gets licence to move toward BBJ completions

Posted 17 February 2012 · Add Comment

Boeing BBJ customers in the region could have another option for completions and upgrades following a new agreement between Boeing and French MRO firm Sabena Technics

 The VIP completion branch of Sabena Technics has entered into a licensing agreement for the modification of Boeing aircraft. This move comes as part of the ramp-up of the VIP aircraft completion and upgrade activity at the Bordeaux, France facility of Sabena technics.
"The attribution of this license is the first step toward becoming a licensed Completion Center, which we expect to happen sometime in late 2012 or early 2013," said Christophe Bernardini, CEO of Sabena Technics. He added "The BBJ operators worldwide can now benefit from Sabena technics’ recognized expertise for maintenance and modifications while our dedicated VIP cabin team performs a touch-up, upgrade or full refurbish of their VIP or corporate cabin."
 
This milestone follows recent successes, both in narrow and wide-body completions and refurbishments.
 
Speaking at AIME in Dubai earlier this month, Sabena outlined its objective to become a leader in VIP completion and refurbishment. In order to offer more solutions to its customers the company will further develop its infrastructure in Bordeaux, to integrate, alongside its existing design office and manufacturing shops, a complete range of new cabin finishing shops in the second half of 2012, the company said
 

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Air Arabia launches fifth hub ... in Amman

Air Arabia has reignited its plans for a hub in Jordan that were shelved more than three years ago following Arab Spring.

Airbus delivers first ever A350 XWB to Qatar Airways

Airbus has delivered the first A350 XWB, the world's latest generation widebody airliner, to launch customer Qatar Airways.

A380 production could halt in 2018 stifling Gulf carriers expansion

Gulf carriers are said to be seething over a possible decision by Airbus to halt production of the A380 Superjumbo in 2018.

MEBA: Wallan Aviation's Dubai spending spree

Saudi Arabia's Wallan Aviation gave MEBA a sales boost with deals for one business jet and three helicopters – and there's more on the way.

Date named for Qatar Airways debut of A350XWB

Qatar Airways will receive the first Airbus A350 XWB in Toulouse on December 13th. This will be the first of 80 of the mid-sized wide-body airliners ordered by the Doha-based airline.

Kuwait Airways confirms decision to opt for Boeing 777-300ERs

Kuwait Airways has confirmed it is buying ten Boeing 777-300ERs with a list value of $3.3 billion.

Iberia Maintenance
See us at
Future Borders 2015Airport Exspansion Summit Turkey 2015IDEX 2015Airline E&M Middle East 2015AIME 2015AVIATION AFRICA 2015World Aviation Summit 2015MRO Middle East 2015Airport Development & Modernisations Egypt