Egypt and EgyptAir flags are seen in front of an EgyptAir in-flight service building - Reuters
CAIRO - 18 November 2019: EgyptAir Maintenance and Engineering Company (EGME) and the US-based General Electric (GE) Aviation company signed on Monday a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in the field of technical support.
The memorandum of understanding also aims to enhance the CFM56-7B maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) capability.
According to a statement issued on Monday by the Chairman & CEO of EgyptAir Holding Company Captain Ahmed Adel that EgyptAir signed a deal with General Electric for maintenance, repair and overhaul consulting services for CFM56-7B engines.
The statement added that the agreement came within the framework of strengthening cooperation between the two companies in the technical support and maintenance domain.
For his part, Mostafa Ali El-Din Imam, Chairman of EgyptAir for Maintenance and Technical Works, confirmed that EgyptAir for Maintenance and Technical Works is an accredited regional center in the Middle East and Africa in addition to provide technical support services to more than 130 airlines around the world.
For his part, Jason Tonich, the Vice President of the Global Sales and Marketing - GE Aviation, said that his company is looking forward to assist EgyptAir through an agreement to expand its expertise in the field of engine repair service.
GE is a leader in jet and turboprop engines, components and integrated systems that are supported by a global service network.
In Egypt, its partnership with EgyptAir, Africa’s largest airline, exceeds 40 years.