Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) and Saudia Aerospace Engineering Industries (SAEI), the leading aviation technical solutions provider in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, have signed an agreement to enter into a long term strategic partnership.
Through a power by the hour scheme, AFI KLM E&M will support Saudia Airlines with Boeing 777 and 787 Aircraft Components and will further assist SAEI to develop the Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) capabilities for future Airbus and Boeing Aircraft at SAEI's facilities in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. In turn AFI KLM E&M will use SAEI as a subcontractor for those parts as SAEI already holds existing capabilities.
Nader Khalawi, Chief Executive Officer of SAEI, said: "with a new facility and advanced capabilities, our trust-based partnership with AFI KLM E&M supports our growth plans through extending our cooperation on components support for our current and future customers' fleet."
Franck Terner, EVP AIR FRANCE KLM Engineering & Maintenance added: " The signing of this important agreement with one of the biggest MRO in the Middle East further demonstrates the competitiveness of our 777 and 787 offering. We are honored to be able to strengthen our long-term cooperation with SAEI. "