Mena Aero in strategic tie-ups with Saudi firms
Manama, January 16, 2014
Bahrain-based Mena Aerospace Enterprises has entered into partnerships with two major Saudi-Arabian companies towards offering airport maintenance services as well as private aviation.
Mena Aero and Attar Holding have signed an agreement to join forces to provide line maintenance services to aircraft operators at Jeddah International Airport.
The new service provider will be called “Mena Technical Services.”
Attar already provides ground support and equipment at Jeddah Airport from its dedicated facility at the airport. The agreement with Mena will allow Attar and Mena to expand the services available to airlines, business jet operators and private aviation at Jeddah International.
Ralph Eisenschmid, Mena Aerospace’s executive director said: “We are very excited to be joining forces with such a strong partner in Jeddah.”
“We see this as an excellent opportunity to enhance the services available at Jeddah International in partnership with Attar, an established player at the airport and in the Saudi Arabian transport and travel industry. We see this as another step in expanding the Mena brand in the region,” he added.
Attar Holding td is the holding company consisting of the following subsidiaries: Electronic Travel Gate, Amjad Company and Aerologic Saudi Arabia.
Mena Private Aviation Services
Mena Aero and Isna Holding of Saudi Arabia have formed a joint venture in Riyadh to deliver private aviation services in the Kingdom.
The joint venture, established in Riyadh, is called Mena Private Aviation Services Co. The move combines Isna’s local market knowledge and strategic relationships with Mena Aerospace’s existing private aviation capabilities.
Mena Private Aviation Services will focus on charter sales and private aircraft management and operation, employing Mena’s Aircraft Operating Certificate and fleet of aircraft. In just a few months of operation since its opening, already a number of key contracts have been signed.
“Our aviation capabilities are well established at our base in Bahrain. Therefore, it was a natural move to start extending the group’s capabilities into Saudi Arabia. This joint venture is the result of considerable analysis and planning with our very strong local partner who is very well placed to provide the in-country know-how, commercial infrastructure, contacts and expertise whilst Mena provides the operational, technical and regulatory foundations,” said Eisenschmid.
Ibrahim Al Hedaithy, Isna’s managing director said: “It is well known that Saudi Arabia represents the largest market for private aviation services, and by all indications, this market will continue to grow. By our partnering with Mena we can offer the market a fresh choice and new option in private aviation to our customers in Saudi Arabia.” – TradeArabia News Service