MENA Aerospace and Tempus Jets Sign Joint Venture Agreement

January 19, 2014

Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain: MENA Aerospace Enterprises, WLL (MENA) and Tempus Jet Centers, LLC (Tempus Jets) are pleased to announce that they have entered into a Joint Venture Agreement. The Joint Venture is born of a synergistic approach to private aviation that will enhance both organizations ability to deliver an exceptional and diverse aviation product to the Middle Eastern Region.  The Joint Venture, to be known as MENA Tempus will be based at Bahrain International Airport.

Tempus Jets operates an expansive aircraft maintenance, modification and interior completion facility in Brunswick, Maine USA specializing in Bombardier Global Express, Boeing and Airbus aircraft.
MENA Aerospace has developed an aircraft hangar and office complex at Bahrain International Airport, operates a mixed fleet of Boeing 737 and business jet aircraft, and has offices in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. Furthermore, the MENA Aerospace group possesses numerous regional and international maintenance approvals.
The Joint Venture with MENA is intended to provide a direct link between these facilities in the USA and the customer base in the Gulf Region.  This initiative will also establish a highly technical capability and expertise that will result in local content for aircraft based in the surrounding area.
 The Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) and the Bahrain Embassy in Washington were very supportive of MENA’s Joint Venture with Tempus in Bahrain.
“It is a great pleasure to welcome this joint venture between MENA Aerospace and Tempus Jets to Bahrain. This agreement provides an excellent opportunity for MENA Tempus to take advantage of fast growth in the GCC region and increasing demand for both business and personal jet services. As an established logistics hub Bahrain is the ideal base from which the new joint venture can expand across the region” said HE Kamal bin Ahmed, Minister of Transportation and Acting Chief Executive of the EDB. .
“As we expand our modification and completions capability, it is prudent to establish a presence in the GCC in order to build and maintain relationships with customers who represent the largest concentration of VVIP aircraft in the world” said Scott Terry, CEO of Tempus Jets.  Mr. Terry added, “We believe that providing technical services on a local level will accelerate the growth for the MENA TEMPUS brand in this dynamic region of the world.”
Dr. Mohamed Juman, MENA Aerospace’s Managing Director said, “The combining of Tempus’ capabilities with the MENA Group’s existing capabilities will provide an extremely effective platform from which to deliver an extensive array of complementary services to the aviation market across our footprint locally and  regionally.”
About Tempus Jets
Tempus Jets is a worldwide leader in the private aviation services sector.  The company provides complex aircraft modifications and interior completions as well as aircraft sales, charter and management services for high-net-worth individuals as well as corporations and governments.  Since 2008, Tempus Jets has delivered a number of significant engineering projects including full interior completions of a VVIP A340 and Boeing 777; major repair and modifications of eight Global Express business jets; and the issuance of more than twenty supplemental type certificates for Global Express, Boeing, and Airbus aircraft.
Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, Tempus Jets conducts operations from numerous hangar and office facilities throughout the United States including Brunswick, Maine; Denver; Colorado; and Scottsdale, Arizona. The company is also represented internationally with facilities and personnel in East Africa, China and the Gulf Region.  Tempus Jets employs more than 120 aviation professionals and owns/operates approximately 34 turbine aircraft ranging from the Bombardier Global Express to the Pilatus PC-12.
About MENA Aerospace
MENA Aerospace Enterprises WLL is the holding company and administrative head for the corporate group consisting of the following subsidiaries: MAE Aircraft Management WLL which holds a Bahraini  Aircraft Operating Certificate and operates business jets and airliners; MAE Jet Charters Company WLL which sells and coordinates V-VIP and corporate travel on chartered business jets; MENA Private Aviation Services Co which provides comprehensive private aviation service from its headquarters in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and SA MENA Avionics WLL, an EASA Part 145 & 147, FAA, PCA/GACA and BCAA approved MRO which specializes in the installation, maintenance and repair of avionic and electronic systems on board aircraft.
The MENA Aerospace group also includes the following business units: MENA Trading and Agencies, MENA Aero Learning, MENA Airline Support Centre MENA Aero Consulting and MENA Aviation Real Estate Holdings. The Company developed a Private Aviation Complex at Bahrain International Airport. MENA Aerospace has been established in Bahrain since 2004. The corporate group is majority Bahraini owned, and employs in excess of seventy people at its offices and facilities located at Bahrain International Airport, Riyadh and Jeddah Saudi Arabia.
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