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VD Gulf expands to the wider Middle East market

21.07.2016

VD Gulf, the independent aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul solutions provider, has announced expanding to the wider Middle East 747 market. The company has recently signed a base maintenance agreement with one of the prominent airlines in IRAQ – Iraq Airways (IAW).

Under this contract VD Gulf will provide Boeing 747 base maintenance together with engine & APU change and accomplishment of ADs/ SBs.

The Iraq 747 aircraft is already in VD Gulf hangar in Sharjah, UAE. Under the terms and conditions of the agreement, the aircraft will undergo multiple A-check Out-of-Phase tasks, engine& APU change together with other works comprised of functional and operational system check, inspections and repair of aircraft structure and composite parts, NDT, cabin repairs, defect rectification, etc.

 “VD Gulf is a proven Boeing 747 maintenance solutions provider servicing airlines and aircraft owners from Europe, Asia and Africa. We pride in our expertise and the quality products we produce. That is why our customer base is expanding by the day” said VD Gulf Managing Director Victor Sherin.

Currently, Iraq Airways operates a strong fleet of 30 aircraft comprising Airbus 320/A330/A321, Boeing 737NG/747/777/767 and Bombardier CRJ-900. Iraq Airways flies to many destinations in the Europe and Middle East and the destinations are increasing regularly. Its order book includes Boeing 787/777 and Bombardier CS300s.

Established in 1996, Volga-Dnepr Gulf has been a reliable maintenance service provider. High quality services delivered by professional personnel are the key factors in the company's long-standing success in the MRO market. The 22,000 sq. mt. hangar facilities commissioned in the first quarter of 2013 allow for concurrent accommodation of six narrow-body aircraft and two Boeing 747-size wide-body aircraft. The facilities feature all necessary equipment and tooling, as well as a high-performance, ventilation and air conditioning check. The hangar is equipped with all the necessary equipment to perform heavy base maintenance together with required back shops. Holding approvals from EASA and other authorities for line and base maintenance services, VD Gulf services Boeing 747-400, 737 CL, 737NG, and Airbus A320 Family aircraft.

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