Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Abu Dhabi Aviation (ADA) to establish an authorized service facility (ASF) for Bombardier’s Q Series turboprop regional airliners. The announcement was made at the Dubai Air Show.

Final agreement on the deal is subject to acceptance of commercial terms and a final technical audit.

If it is concluded, ADA will become the first ASF for Q Series aircraft in the Middle East and will offer line and base maintenance services. The company will also support operators in surrounding regions. The Q Series is operated by a spread of African airlines.

ADA’s main activity is in providing rotary-wing support to the oil and gas industry in the Middle East. However, its fleet also includes two Q400, three Q300 and two Q200 turboprops.