An audit process for the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has recently been completed by Gulf Air, Bahrain’s national carrier, and the airline has maintained its certification to perform maintenance on Airbus A320 and Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, as well as their associated engines and various other fitted components. Gulf Air will be able to expand its maintenance capabilities to include more regional and European airlines that fly into and out of Bahrain International Airport as a result of this move.
An annual audit is conducted to ensure Gulf Air’s planes, engines, systems, and components are maintained in accordance with European Civil Aviation regulations and standards, as well as additional requirements drafted for organizations located outside the European Union (EU). Gulf Air’s internal policies and procedures, which have been pre-approved by EASA, will also be examined as part of the audit. In addition to the airline’s processes and procedures, competencies and workmanship, the EASA audit examines Gulf Air’s management team, facilities, environment, availability of equipment and tooling, materials, technical manuals, documentation required for the type of aircraft, engines components to be maintained by Gulf Air.
Acting CEO Captain Waleed AlAlawi said: “This is a testament to Gulf Air’s strength and compliance with EASA regulations, we are pleased to maintain our certification year after year.” — Gulf Air. Please join me in expressing my gratitude to Jamal Abdulrahman Hashim and his team of engineers and technicians for their hard work and dedication to serving our Bahraini national carrier.