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AMMROC & Eurocopter announce initial delivery to UAE Joint Aviation Command (JAC) of overhauled Eurocopter AS565 aircraft

Delivery further establishes AMMROC as the regional provider of choice for military aviation MRO services across rotary platforms


AMMROC (Advanced Military Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Center) LLC and Eurocopter have successfully completed the overhaul, modification, and delivery of the first Eurocopter AS565 (PANTHER) aircraft to the UAE Joint Aviation Command (JAC).

AMMROC, a joint venture company owned by Mubadala, the Abu Dhabi based investment and development company, Sikorsky Aerospace Services, and Lockheed Martin made the announcement with Eurocopter during Dubai Airshow 2013 held between  17th - 21st November at Dubai World Central.

The delivery of this aircraft demonstrates the support of this major overhaul and modification to the UAE JAC AS 565 fleet. This achievement highlights the cooperation between AMMROC and Eurocopter in their joint efforts to provide an in-country solution to the JAC, a capability that could only be previously sourced from abroad. The successful overhaul and modification of this aircraft reinforces AMMROC’s vision to operate a world class facility providing self-sustaining, commercially viable platform solutions to the UAE Armed Forces.

Fahed Ghareeb Al Shamesi CEO of AMMROC, said:

“This initial delivery proves that AMMROC is committed to providing world class support programs to the Joint Aviation Command and reinforces the value of cultivating strong relationships with the OEMs to provide sophisticated solutions to our customers.  The successful completion of the Eurocopter AS565 aircraft is a key milestone in providing world class MRO services to the JAC, and we are pleased to have the support of Eurocopter moving forward with AMMROC’s continued growth.”

AMMROC is committed to providing innovative platform solutions for all fixed and rotary-wing aircraft operated by the UAE Armed Forces, to ensure guaranteed aircraft readiness, deployability, improved safety and self-reliance, thus enabling operational, humanitarian and peace keeping missions.

With the combined strength of the partners, AMMROC draws on decades of experience and expertise in aerospace engineering, material support, logistics, maintenance, component repair, overhaul and training, to deliver fully integrated MRO support programs across the SAMENA region.

Operators of Eurocopter’s Naval Panther/Dauphin helicopter family include the U.S. Coast Guard, which has a total of 102 H-65 versions in its inventory, performing duties from rescues at sea and recovery at high-altitude mountainous terrain, to armed interception/interdiction of vessels at sea and airborne protection of the Washington, D.C. capital region.  There are 19 other countries with the Panther/Dauphin helicopters in their naval and coast guard services, including France, Spain, Saudi Arabia, Korea, Chile, UAE, Morocco, Israel, Argentina, Mexico,Malaysia and Bulgaria.