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Thomas Cook Signs Up with Abu Dhabi Aircraft Technologies for B757 Five-Year Base Maintenance Contract

Abu Dhabi Aircraft Technologies strengthens its position as the region’s leading aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul service provider

21 July 2010

Abu Dhabi Aircraft Technologies strengthens its position as the region’s leading aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul service provider

Abu Dhabi Aircraft Technologies (ADAT), the Middle East’s largest independent maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services provider, signed a five-year agreement today to conduct airframe heavy maintenance for Thomas Cook’s Boeing 757 fleet.

ADAT is part of Mubadala Aerospace’s global MRO network, which includes SR Technics. Both ADAT and SR Technics provide a complete maintenance solution for Thomas Cook Aircraft Engineering in Europe and the Middle East.

“This important agreement reinforces Thomas Cook as a key customer to ADAT and the wider Mubadala MRO network. We’ve built an exceptional working relationship with Thomas Cook over time and collaborate on a number of maintenance initiatives. The Boeing 757 maintenance program is a great example of our on-going collaboration”, said Jeremy Chan, CEO of ADAT at the signing ceremony.

“ADAT shares Thomas Cook’s unwavering commitment to quality, safety and on-time performance,” Chan added. “ADAT offers reliable Turn-Around Times (TAT) along with the highest-level of maintenance services that enhances the cost-effectiveness of its customers operations.”

Lucas Mollan, Managing Director, Thomas Cook Aircraft Engineering, said; “We continue to place our confidence in both ADAT and SR Technics as our maintenance partners due to their remarkable track record and high quality standards. Throughout the years, ADAT has continued to expand their maintenance expertise and capabilities to keep our Boeing 757 fleet flying.”

This deal is further recognition of the growth and commercial success of ADAT’s operations in the GCC region and internationally. It comes ahead of other major announcements the company will be making at Farnborough International Airshow, an event attended by global industry leaders and closely watched by business commentators.

ADAT and its sister company the Zurich based SR Technics work in close alignment to drive Mubadala Aerospace’s plans to establish a global MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) network centered in Abu Dhabi that covers the entire MRO value chain including engine, component and airframe capability.

Both companies work in partnership with Mubadala Aerospace’s Sanad Aero Solutions which provides leasing and management of spare components and engines to the global airline industry. Sanad Aero Solutions provides innovative opportunities for airlines to monetize existing assets, secure inventory solutions required to support fleet growth and access a broad spectrum of world class MRO and technical service solutions offered by Mubadala Aerospace’s global MRO network. Under the agreement, ADAT will begin heavy maintenance work on the first seven of the 19 aircraft in the winter of 2010/2011.

About Abu Dhabi Aircraft Technologies:

Abu Dhabi Aircraft Technologies (ADAT) is the Middle East’s leading independent aviation technical solutions provider, and has a comprehensive set of airframe, engine and component maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) capabilities.

Under the ownership and direction of Mubadala Development Company (Mubadala), the strategic investment arm of the Government of Abu Dhabi, ADAT is spearheading Abu Dhabi’s regional aviation MRO ambitions and is pivotal in the development of Mubadala’s worldwide MRO network.

At present, the company manages a customer portfolio stretching from Iceland in the west, to Sri Lanka in the east, employing a growing multinational and multi-disciplined workforce.

ADAT is committed to a customer-focused strategy of process and people development alongside major infrastructure investment. These characteristics, combined with a competitive cost base, the highest quality standards, and world-class turnaround times underpin ADAT’s position as the preferred MRO partner of choice in the region.

Further information can be obtained by contacting:

Susan Abdul Aziz
Brand & Communications
Abu Dhabi Aircraft Technologies
PO Box 46450, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Tel: +971 (2) 5757555
Direct: +971 (2) 5057033
Mobile: +971 (50) 6125405
Fax: +971 (2) 5757263