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AMES Sets Its Sights on Future Expansion in Engine Nacelle Repair Services

January 22, 2013

DUBAI, UAE, January 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

Aerostructures Middle East Services (AMES) will further expand its jet engine nacelle
repair capabilities as this joint venture of Safran’s Aircelle and Air France Industries
KLM Engineering & Maintenance builds on two successful years of operation from its
technical base in Dubai.

AMES supports key airlines in the Middle East, the Gulf Arab states and South Asia -
with the company uniquely positioned to accommodate the region’s very large nacelles and
thrust reversers for Engine Alliance GP7200s that power Airbus A380s, and General
Electric’s GE90 engines used on Boeing 777s.

Also in AMES’ core business portfolio are nacelle and thrust reverser services for
Rolls-Royce Trent 700 and 500 engines that equip Airbus A330s and A340s, as well as well
as for the A340 and A320 family’s CFM International CFM56 powerplants.

In addition to its in-shop repair and overhaul at Dubai, AMES has successfully
developed on-wing support activities that involve the deployment of teams into the field.

As a next step, the company is preparing to implement service capabilities for CFM56
nacelles on Boeing 737s, along with a broadening of its on-wing support for various engine
nacelle types.

“We forecast double-digit expansion of our business in the coming years as AMES builds
its services and responds to Middle East airline growth,” explained Francois Vitti and
Alexandre Mule, the General Managers at AMES.

Headquartered at Dubai’s Jebel Ali Free Zone, AMES provides a unique commercial and
industrial offer that is backed by Aircelle’s capabilities as a leading original equipment
manufacturer of small, medium and large engine nacelles; and the expertise of Air France
Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance as a top provider of maintenance, repair and
overhaul services.

About AMES (Website: http://www.ames-fzco.ae)

A joint venture set up by AFI KLM E&M and Aircelle (Safran), AMES is an essential
player in the market for engine nacelle overhaul and maintenance. Located in Dubai, at the
operational core of key Middle East airlines, AMES offers the combined know-how of a
leading MRO and OEM, delivering highly-effective, rapid-response aircraft maintenance

SOURCE AMES, a joint venture of Aircelle and AFI KLM E&M

Source: PR Newswire