Sanad has entered into an exclusive framework agreement with Triumph Group, covering engine accessory MRO services on V2500 engines serviced by Sanad.
Triumph Product Support – Grand Prairie, a provider of third-party engine accessory MRO services that is wholly owned by Triumph Group, will carry out the work.
Sanad is wholly owned by Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala Investment Company.
The partners said the agreement showed their intent to develop a long-term collaboration and work together to establish the Middle East region’s first engine accessory repair and overhaul centre of excellence in Abu Dhabi by 2024.
“The partnership between Sanad and Triumph Group reflects the potential of cross-border collaboration to drive technology transformation, in-country value, and industrial growth, which is in line with the UAE’s ‘Make It In the Emirates’ campaign,” said H.E. Omar Al Suwaidi, undersecretary of the UAE Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology. “It builds on the strong and historic bilateral relationships between the UAE and US.”
Upon completion, the Abu Dhabi centre will provide MRO solutions for V2500, T700, GEnx as well as LEAP engine accessory repairs and overhauls, offering MRO solutions for multiple engine types used by aerospace and aviation industry operators across the Middle East, Africa, Turkey, and India.
The agreement was signed at the Global Manufacturing & Industrialisation Summit (GMIS) America in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
“By leveraging a phased approach, this strategic partnership aims to foster a long-term collaboration that will significantly expand Sanad’s capabilities beyond engine overhauls and bring us closer to providing best-in-class ‘nose to tail’ integrated engine MRO services from Abu Dhabi to the wider Middle East, Africa, Turkey, and India regions,” Sanad’s CEO said Mansoor Janahi.
“The agreement delivers a major uplift in the enhancement of the UAE capital’s positioning as a global leader for aviation MRO excellence and is a further stride forward in providing upskilling opportunities for local talent, knowledge transfer, and the deployment of cutting-edge technologies in Abu Dhabi. We will now collaborate with TRIUMPH on the sharing of best practices and the design of new critical MRO service solutions for multiple engine types for our existing and potential customers.”
Triumph’s chairman, president & chief executive officer Daniel J. Crowley commented: “We are excited to further our relationship with Sanad as we work to jointly serve a region that is home to some of the most ambitious and rapidly expanding carriers, and to satisfy growing demand for support for next generation engine solutions.”