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Sabena and ECAir combine for new MRO in Congo

Posted 27 July 2015 · Add Comment

Belgian MRO specialist Sabena Aerospace is to establish a new facility in Brazzaville following a joint venture deal with Equatorial Congo Airlines (ECair)

The two organisations plan to create an EASA compliant aircraft MRO facility in the Republic of Congo capital.
The JV—called sa@ec, for sabenaaerospace@ecair—will be majority controlled by the Belgian MRO provider, which is EASA Part 145, and EASA Part 147 approved.
At the signing event the companies said that an MRO hangar able to handle Boeing 787’s will be built at Brazzaville’s Maya Maya International Airport.
A training centre will also be established to create a labour force and help build a safety-orientated culture in the Republic of Congo.
At the Paris signing ceremony, ECair CEO Fatima Beyina-Moussa said: "One of our priorities is training and we are confident that this partnership between Equatorial Congo Airlines and Sabena Aerospace will play a key role in our moving to the next level.”
ECair have slowly expanded its fleet and route network to help in government plans to develop Maya Maya airport into a regional Central African passenger and freight hub.
The Congolese government has invested heavily in aviation infrastructure with over $200 million having been invested in Maya Maya refurbishment.
 

ECAir and Sabena Aerospace sign the MRO deal for Republic of Congo at an event in Paris

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