By: Ahmed Saad
EgyptAir recently hosted a series of test workshops for its new Integrated Driver Generator (IDG) technology for its Maintenance and Engineering subsidiary, EgyptAir Maintenance and Engineering, which will provide the company with an additional $2m a year in revenues and will attract upwards of $651,206 in investments.
The $2m in additional revenues will come as a result of the reduced cost of repair for planes suffering from erratic movements as a result of improvements in the IDG programme.
Test services to measure the quality of new IDG technology were conducted on docked planes, with the company having yet to test the technology on planes that are moving and airborne.
President of EgyptAir’s Maintenance and Engineering Department Abu Taleb Tawfiq said that the IDG testing program would be conducted abroad before being applied to moving, airborne planes located in Egypt.
Tawfiq Asi, president of the board of directors for EgyptAir, stated that the company has long been considering implementing a new modernisation and development programme for its airline fleets, stating that it constantly sought to conform to market demands in order to attract as many new clients and customers as possible. He added that total passenger capacity and company capital, and the extent to which one could preserve such rates, were the real tests of a company’s success.
“The new IDG test programmes come as part of a new strategy on the part of Egypt Air Maintenance and Engineering to expand its number of services provided to order to increase its share of the world market,” he said.