Aircraft Accessories and Components Company (AACC), a subsidiary of SAMI Aerospace business division of SAMI, is partnering with Safran Landing Systems to expand its landing gear MRO capabilities.
The partnership will enable AACC to expand its MRO capabilities to offer commercial aircraft and military rotary landing gears overhaul services in Saudi Arabia.
AACC currently offers landing gear MRO services for F-15, C-130, and Typhoon military fixed wing aircraft. The partnership will enable the transfer of technology and the localization of commercial aircraft and military rotary landing gears overhaul capabilities. As a result, the company will be equipped to offer landing gear MRO services for A320, A330, B737, and military rotary aircraft.
“The expansion of AACC’s MRO capability into commercial aircraft and military rotary landing gears is a landmark achievement in our joint efforts to contribute to Saudi Arabia’s drive to localize 50 percent of its military spending by the end of this decade,” said Commenting on the announcement, Eng. Mazen Johar, CEO of AACC. “We are delighted that this partnership with Safran will also pave the way for the transfer of technology, the creation of new employment opportunities, and an increase in local content in furtherance of Vision 2030 goals.”
“We are confident that this partnership with AACC will reach the success expected thanks to its extensive experience in military fixed wing landing gear repair,” said Cédric Goubet, CEO of Safran Landing Systems. “With the new services added to its portfolio, our partner can offer to the airlines operating in the region a dedicated center closer to their main bases.”
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