Jet Aviation’s Fujairah, UAE operation delivered three Bell 412 medium twins to an unnamed customer following major inspection and refurbishment of the helicopters. The five-year inspection required full disassembly of the helicopters, while the refurbishment included new paint and engine upgrades. The company’s Fujairah site has been providing helicopter maintenance, repair, upgrades, and modifications since 2017.
“The helicopters had been parked in different locations across the region for an extended period of time before they were trucked to us in early 2021,” said Jet Aviation Fujairah general manager Mike Conomos. “Coupled with the required paint and refurbishment, each aircraft took an average of 3,000 man-hours to complete. All three deliveries were made on time.”
More than 20 maintenance staff are based at the Fujairah site, which provides helicopter services for customers based in the Middle East and Asia-Pacific regions. “The team drew on all their experience, expertise, passion, and flexibility with this project,” Conomos added.