The cooperation between Joramco and Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) started early 2017 The two companies signed a 5-year agreement by which Joramco will perform C-Checks and HMV checks on the SWISS Airbus fleet, A320, A333 and A340. The agreement also includes incorporation of ADs, SBs and structure repairs at Joramco’s Base Maintenance facility in Amman (Jordan). As of today Joramco has performed 35 successful layovers for Swiss International Air Lines.
SWISS and the Lufthansa Group are working in very close cooperation with Joramco to introduce new ways of working together. Both parties have just completed a week’s workshop together to streamline their procedures and processes. The goal of the workshop was to improve TAT, material deliveries, order to invoicing, final documentation, cabin standards, in-house capabilities and have a technical acceptable aircraft on redelivery.
“Joramco, with its expanding capabilities, strives to provide its customers with flexible, high quality services at competitive prices, taking advantage of the ongoing transformation that is taking place at the company, we are delighted that this was noted by our customers who entrusted Joramco with their base maintenance services and resulted in extending the agreement with us.” commented Mr. Jeff Wilkinson, CEO of Joramco.
Commenting on this agreement, Thomas Bjorndal the Technical Procurement & Relationship Manager said: ”Joramco is always keen on delivering high quality, competitive pricing for the services delivered at favorable turnaround times and we look forward to developing our partnership further with Joramco. Joramco can always be relied on for short notice flexibility and commitment to SWISS challenging maintenance schedule”.
SWISS operates a highly varied fleet with a total of 87 aircraft, 29 for long haul and 58 for medium and short haul routes. The fleet currently comprises five different kinds of aircraft: for long haul, SWISS counts on Boeing B777-300, Airbus A340-300 and A330-300 for shorter flights on the A320 Family and Airbus A220.
Aircraft type: No. of aircraft:
Boeing B777-300ER 10 (2)
Airbus A340-300 5
Airbus A330-300 14
Airbus A32Fam 33
Airbus A220-100 and 300 25 (5)
In 2016, SWISS introduced the new Airbus A220 aircraft (former C Series). The aircraft introduces the latest technology/advances in engine, systems and materials technology to set new standards in terms of profitability and environmental compatibility, lower fuel consumption compared to other aircrafts in same size and further, in terms of human auditory sensitivity the new aircraft generates much less noise.
Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) is Switzerland’s national airline, serving over 100 destinations in 43 countries worldwide from Zurich, Geneva and Lugano and carrying some 17 million passengers a year with its 90-aircraft fleet. The company’s Swiss WorldCargo division provides a comprehensive range of airport-to-airport airfreight services for high-value and care-intensive consignments to some 130 destinations in more than 80 countries.
As The Airline of Switzerland, SWISS embodies its home country’s traditional values, and is committed to delivering the highest product and service quality. With its workforce of over 8,800 personnel, SWISS generated total revenues of around CHF 5 billion in 2017. SWISS is part of the Lufthansa Group, and is also a member of Star Alliance, the world’s biggest airline network.
With more than 50 years of experience, Joramco has built a sound track record as a leading commercial aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility serving a wide range of customers in the Middle East, Europe, South Asia, Africa, Russia and the CIS countries, offering services on several aircraft models from the Airbus, Boeing, and Embraer fleets.
Strategically located at a free zone area in Queen Alia International Airport in Amman-Jordan, with an infrastructure that includes 5 hangers that can accommodate up to 15 aircraft; Joramco is certified by a number of international & local regulatory authorities to include the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and the Jordan’s Civil Aviation Regulatory Commission (JCARC).