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Saudi Aerospace Engineering Industries signs MoA with Thales

The companies will enhance their collaboration in line maintenance and repairs of aircraft parts.

Saudia Aerospace Engineering Industries (SAEI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Saudi Arabian Airlines Holding, and Thales have signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) to provide premium aircraft maintenance services.

On the first day of Dubai Airshow 2021, the Director-General (DG) of Saudia Airline, Ibrahim A Al-Omar and the Chief Executive Officer of Thales Group, Patrice Caine signed an MOA between both companies.

The MRO Platinum Care agreement strengthens the cooperation between the two companies in the areas of line maintenance activities and in the development of an industrial partnership for repairs of aircraft parts. SAEI will benefit from the support and expertise of the Thales team of specialists working hand-in-hand in their organisation to promote industrial and technological best practices giving SAEI a leading edge in the MRO market.

Commenting on the agreement, Ibrahim A Al-Omar DG of Saudia Airline, said: “This important milestone demonstrates our ambition to become a world leader in the MRO market, working with established companies that will accelerate the pace of our industrial and technological development.”

Patrice Caine, CEO of Thales, added: “We are proud to be a part of your exciting journey and grateful for the trust you have placed in Thales. This agreement between our two companies is a tribute to our long-term partnership, the quality of our products and services and our steadfast commitment to support the objectives of the Kingdom’s Vision in 2030.”