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Saudi Aerospace Engineering Industries (SAEI) and Thales enter into a partnership for aircraft maintenance and repair

Mar 23. 2022  Following the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement at the Dubai Airshow in November 2021, SAEI and Thales have reached a new milestone in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, where both companies signed the definitive agreement that officially puts the partnership in motion.

Saudi Aerospace Engineering Industries (SAEI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Saudi Arabian Airlines Holding, and Thales have signed the definitive agreement initiating their partnership to provide premium maintenance services.

This comprehensive 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 organization to promote industrial and technological best practices giving SAEI a leading edge in the MRO market.    

Pictured above at the Platinum Care Partnership signing ceremony are (left-right) Captain Fahd H. Cynndy (SAEI Chief Executive Officer) with Eric Huber (Thales AGS Chief Executive Officer) and Ken Coleman (Thales IFE Chief Operating Officer).

Also pictured at the Platinum Care Partnership signing ceremony (left to right): Mr. Ahmed Alohaly – SAEI Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Mujahed Alotaibi – SAEI Vice President Material Management, Mr. Riyad S. Bakedo – SAEI Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Fahd H. Cynndy – SAEI Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Eric Huber – Thales AGS Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Ken Coleman – Thales IFE Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Fraas Abduljawad – Thales KSA Vice President Aerospace, Mr. Shiv Spaak – Thales AGS Head of Sales and Services (Middle East & Africa) & Mr. Thomas Mouveaux – Thales AGS VP General Manager (Middle East & Africa).

About SAEI

SAEI today is the leading aviation technical solutions provider in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Middle East and North Africa regions backed by over 60 years of experience and more than 4,200 highly qualified and trained professional workforce. SAEI holds GACA, FAA, EASA and several other regional and international authorities’ approvals.

SAEI offers an extensive array of integrated Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) services to Civil and Military Aircraft owners and operators, both locally and abroad. SAEI services include aircraft, engine, and component maintenance as well as engineering, line maintenance, manufacturing, supply chain and logistics.


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