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 EGYPTAIR MAINTENANCE & ENGINEERING Obtains ECAA Approval for CFM56- 7B
 September 2017, Cairo
 
  
 
Seeking an increase in the number of customers from around the world and in accordance with the development plans and the expansion of the technical activities provided to customers, EGYPTAIR MAINTENANCE & ENGINEERING has obtained a new certificate from the Egyptian Civil Aviation Authority (ECAA) to provide overhaul and maintenance services of CFM56-7B engines for B737-800 aircraft.

In this regard, Eng. Abou Taleb Tawfik, EGYPTAIR MAINTENANCE & ENGINEERING Chairman & CEO, confirmed that in 2014 EGYPTAIR MAINTENANCE & ENGINEERING began working on adding the capability of maintaining engines CFM56-7B the capability list of the engine overhaul workshop as a result of increasing EGYPTAIR fleet of B737-800 to 20 aircraft. This is in addition to the 9 new aircraft of the same type, expected to be delivered by the end of December, to be 29 aircraft, 58 engines and 4 spare engines with a total of 62 engines. This large number of engines used to be maintained and overhauled abroad, which means higher maintenance cost and consumption of longer time. Accordingly, EGYPTAIR MAINTENANCE & ENGINEERING has been working to increase the capability list of its engine overhaul workshop to obtain the Egyptian Civil Aviation Authority approval (ECAA) which authorizes it to provide maintenance and overhaul for this type. The new approval provides hard currency for the company and expands the scope of maintenance services offered to customers other than EGYPTAIR Group in order to increase profit.

Tawfik added that acquiring this approval came after providing training and technical knowledge through the latest versions of the manufacturers’ books of B737-800 engine maintenance. The Egyptian Civil Aviation Authority sent a group of inspectors to ensure the engine overhaul workshop capacity to accomplish the maintenance and overhaul of CFM56-7B engine in order to ensure the efficiency of technical teams and comprehending all items related to safety, quality and accuracy. The audit resulted in obtaining the approval.

For his part, Eng. Tarek Ghulam, Chairman of Egypt Aero Management Services Company (EAMS), said that a plan of action has been prepared and implemented to increase the capacity of engine overhaul workshop, including the qualification and accreditation of the testing apparatus in the workshop to meet the periodic inspections carried out by the various civil aviation authorities. He added that the development of technical service provided and contracting with more customers requires maintaining various international approvals.