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AAL Group in strategic partnership with Paramount, the global aerospace and technology company, has successfully completed the first stage of testing for composite blades in the UAE. AAL’s team, together with Paramount, will continue the testing process to achieve full qualification. This significant achievement represents a pivotal step towards the planned commencement of blades production at AAL’s MRO facilities in Sharjah, UAE.
The composite blades, with technical characteristics surpassing those of legacy metal blades, offer new benefits for operators. Notably, they offer significantly longer operational life than the legacy blades and allow for the replacement of individual damaged blade, rather than the entire set, ensuring cost-efficiency and minimal downtime. In case of any damage, a damaged blade or set can be swiftly repaired on-site, ensuring a shorter turnaround time.
Following the initial partnership announcement on February 21, 2023, AAL Group and Paramount continue to strengthen collaboration on the production of composite blades, aimed at enhancing the capabilities of Mi-type helicopters.