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GAL Aviation joins forces with MENA Aerospace

Nov. 15, 2011, Dubai, U.A.E. - GAL Aviation Inc. of Quebec City and MENA Aerospace Enterprises WLL of Bahrain will establish GAL MENA WLL, a joint venture based in Bahrain which will provide comprehensive services for corporate aircraft and VIP airliner interiors design, refurbishment and installation.

November 15, 2011  By Carey Fredericks

GAL MENA will set up fabrication and design capabilities as well as
carry out training in the particular trades associated with this

Ralph Eisenschmid, MENA Aerospace Enterprises group chief executive officer said: “We are very excited to be involved in the establishment of the region’s first business aircraft interior refurbishment center. GAL Aviation brings a wealth of experience to the venture which, when coupled with MENA’s regional presence, will provide a new level of service and expertise to the region’s aircraft owners and operators.”

Marc St-Hilaire, GAL Aviation partner and vice-president of business development, said: “The demand for these products and services is very strong. Since GAL’s team has a proven track record in working in these areas, we felt it was a natural evolution to join forces with MENA Aerospace to provide the operational platform and regional network from which to deliver these services. This operation will focus on aircraft cabin refurbishment, reconfiguration and warranty programs. This complements our operation in Canada, where we design and produce new aircraft cabin components for major business jet manufacturers.”

The services will be provisioned from purpose-built GAL MENA facilities in Bahrain and at its hangar at the Bahrain International Airport, and supported by GAL Aviation’s production center in Canada. The companies are confident that GAL MENA WLL will be operational by the second quarter of 2012.



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