EDGE Group entity, AMMROC, a military maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services provider have signed a contract with the Tunisian Air Force (TAF) to perform Programmed Depot Maintenance (PDM) and upgrades on a C-130 aircraft.
The aircraft was recently delivered by TAF personnel to AMMROC’s MRO facility in Al Ain, UAE, with work now well underway following aircraft induction.
The announcement was made during the Dubai Airshow, which was held at Dubai World Central. The contract is expected to last six months and will involve a full structural inspection followed by the customer-driven upgrade requirements.
Speaking on the significance of the contract, Hareb Al Dhaheri, AMMROC CEO, said: “AMMROC is honoured and delighted to welcome back one of our marquee customers, the Tunisian Air Force, to our facilities. As the region’s only authorised Lockheed Martin C-130 Service Centre, AMMROC is committed to ensuring customer mission readiness, whilst delivering industry leading MRO services within our new state-of-the-art facility in Al Ain. AMMROC has extensive experience on the C-130 platform, and we are committed to adding value for our customers through reducing turnaround times and ensuring best-in-class, localised solutions through our highly skilled workforce.”
With scope to support more than 35 different fixed and rotary wing aircraft types, AMMROC operates an international centre of excellence in military aircraft MRO that successfully meets the dynamic needs of military operations.
AMMROC is part of the Mission Support cluster of EDGE, an advanced technology group that ranks among the top 25 military suppliers in the world.
The Tunisian Air Force operates six C-130B/H Hercules and two C-130J-30 Super Hercules. It will receive two surplus C-130H aircraft from the United States after a 2019 request which was approved in 2020 at a cost of $60 million.
Tunisia committed one of its C-130H to the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA).