Boeing and Joramco, a DAE company, have announced an agreement to establish a new Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF) line in Amman, Jordan. Joramco will become the first MRO in the Middle East to support Boeing freighter conversions.
On Tuesday (August 22, 2023), Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) announced that their Joramco subsidiary has signed an agreement with Boeing to establish a new Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF) line in Amman, Jordan. Joramco will become the first MRO in the Middle east to support Boeing 737-800BCF freighter conversions for both domestic and foreign aircraft. According to Boeing’s Commercial Market Outlook, the global freighter fleet is expected to grow by 65 percent to more than 3,700 aircraft by 2042, and will require over 2,800 production and converted freighter deliveries over the next two decades. This will include approximately 1,300 standard-body conversions, such as the 737-800BCF.
In Tuesday’s announcement, DAE’s Chief Executive Officer, Firoz Tarapore, said,
“Today’s announcement reaffirms our long-term commitment to our DAE Engineering division. Since acquiring Joramco in 2016, revenues have more than doubled, and we continue to expand our presence at our Amman, Jordan based facility, which is expected to reach 22 maintenance lines by the end of 2024. This latest agreement underpins our commitment, and we look forward to continuing to deepen our relationship with Boeing as well as developing new product offerings for Joramco’s global customer base.”
Also commenting on the opening of the new Boeing Converted Freighter line, Joramco’s Chief Executive Officer, Fraser Currie, said,
“We’re very excited to grow our relationship with Boeing. The new 737-800BCF capability we’re bringing to our MRO is another major milestone for Joramco, and we are delighted that Boeing has selected Joramco as a future site for the 737-800BCF. Our geographic location in Amman, our deep MRO experience, and the opportunity to work together with DAE on their customers’ requirements makes this a very exciting opportunity for Joramco.”
Boeing’s Commercial Programs Vice President of Engineering Services, Converted Freighters and Sub-Components, Mike Doellefeld, added,
“We continue to look for opportunities to bring freighter conversion capacity closer to our customers. Connecting with Joramco reflects the potential of a growing region combined with an MRO partner capable of producing the BCF with the quality our customers expect.”
With over 50 years of experience, Joramco is a leading independent MRO facility serving customers throughout the Middle East, Europe, South Asia, Africa and the CIS countries. The company offers services for a range of aircraft models from Airbus, Boeing and Embraer. Located at Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, Joramco’s facility includes five hangars that can accommodate 17 aircraft. The company is certified by many international regulatory authorities including EASA, the FAA and the Jordanian Civil Aviation Regulatory Commission (JCARC).
Source: Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE)