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Jan. 19, 2012

MENA Aerospace Awards Major Contracts for its Hangar Project

Muharraq, Kingdom of Bahrain, 19 January 2012 - After an exhaustive selection process, MENA Aerospace Enterprises has awarded Hafeera Contracting Company the contract to carry out all civil works on its General Aviation and Hangar Complex Complex at Bahrain International Airport. Furthermore, MENA Aerospace has awarded the contract to supply and install the hangar doors to Megadoor AB, a Swedish company, who are the World leaders in vertically lifting hangar doors.

At the signing ceremony, MENA Aerospace's Managing Director, Dr. Mohamed Juman said "We are pleased about this contract award, and we look forward to working with Hafeera and Megadoor. With this appointment, we are continuing the assembling of a skilled group of professionals who will constitute the foundations of this unique, pioneering project. We are certain that this project will continue the established momentum which Bahrain Airports Company and the Bahrain Civil Aviation Affairs have started towards making Bahrain a regional aviation hub."

Hafeera's contract is to carry out all civil works for the MENA Aerospace project. Megadoor will install two hangar doors which each are 45m wide and 15.5m high. The value of the combined contract is in the range of BD 3 million.

Hafeera Contracting Company's Executive Chairman, Mr. Isa Mohammed Abdul Rahim said "We are looking forward to working with MENA Aerospace and its team on this project as it is the first if its kind for the airport and the first in Bahrain. Working on airport projects is always more challenging due to its operational, security and regulatory requirements. However, with good coordination and cooperation amongst all the stakeholders, we are certain that we will complete this project on time, on budget and with the quality of workmanship Hafeera is known for."

Mr. Derek Salmons, the Area Sales Manager, for Megadoor in the Middle East region said "We are very proud to be associated, with this project, especially because MENA Aerospace are aiming to be one of the first aerospace companies in the Middle East to have a LEED compliant MRO and hangar facility, which is a requirement for which our doors are ideally suited. We look forward to working very closely with MENA Aerospace to complete the project which will be seen as an example to the rest of the region."

In late December 2010, Bahrain Airport Company signed a unique and key agreement with MENA Aerospace to build and operate one of the region’s larger private and general aviation hangar complexes. The deal involves MENA Aerospace investing in the development of a dedicated general and private aviation complex at Bahrain International Airport (BIA) to provide comprehensive maintenance and support services to private and corporate aircraft.

Development of the complex has already begun and is located at the North West end of the Airport. Once complete, the first phase’s footprint will be 26,362 square meters including hangar, a private taxiway and apron in addition to office and workshop areas, making it one of the larger such facilities in the region.

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