Bahrain’s BAS signs ground handling deal with MAE Aircraft Management

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Desk Reporter
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Bahrain Airport Services (BAS) has signed a one-year Standard Ground Handling Agreement (SGHA) with MAE Aircraft Management, the aircraft leasing, and management division of Mena Aerospace, in order to provide advanced ground handling and cargo services.

The agreement reiterates BAS’s commitment to expanding its services and demonstrates its vast capabilities in the ground handling and aviation industry.

According to the company statement, “Throughout the partnership period, BAS will be providing full ground handling and cargo services for MAE Aircraft Management flights departing the Bahrain International Airport (BIA).”

Under this agreement, BAS will further offer supervision, ramp services, flight operation, cargo handling, and some other support services.

Mr. Mohammed Khalil, Chief Executive Officer of BAS, said in a statement that, “We are delighted to be partnering with MAE Aircraft Management, a wholly Bahrain-owned provider of aviation and aerospace services, to offer them our advanced ground handling services.”

“BAS continues to showcase its skills in the field as we aim to extend our expertise to various regional and international airlines,” Mr. Khalil further added.

Earlier this year, Bahrain Airport Services signed a Line Maintenance contract with MAE Aircraft Management in order to offer both scheduled and chartered transportation services worldwide. The contract enables BAS to provide line maintenance services for Mena’s Boeing B737 Freighter aircraft which includes defect rectification, troubleshooting, component replacement, and scheduled maintenance checks to ensure it remains fit to fly.

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