LAMA Aviation Services is an initiative of the Copperchase Group that is designed to develop third party maintenance capability in Iraq and the region.
LAMA are currently exploring different approvals to apply for. Initially Iraq CAA Regulation 18, but we would hope to follow this with other Gulf Region Regulatory approvals and EASA Part 145. We are discussing options that may be available to us to be granted EASA Part 145 approval currently.
Our initial service offering will be for line maintenance capability only. This will be limited to all series of B737 and the A320 family. Once our hangar is built in Najaf we will extend these approvals to include full heavy check capability.
LAMA will offer the full scope of line maintenance services, including complete assistance for transits, layovers, and night-stops; liaising with UNOS, the approved into-plane fuel suppliers, covering supervision of fuelling and/or defueling operations, check and verification of delivered fuel quantities, and final administration and supervision of the fuelling documentation to the airlines' representatives.
LAMA intends to have 2 x 2 A320/B737 sized hangar by mid-2018 with the first hangar bay becoming available by early 2018.
We are based at Najaf International Airport in central Iraq. This is a secure and well serviced airport with 14 operators regularly operating into here.