Saudia Technic will service the Honeywell auxiliary power units installed on B777 aircraft
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates-: Honeywell (NASDAQ: HON) has appointed Saudia Technic, a world-class full-service maintenance, repair, overhaul (MRO) organization, to be the first sole authorized Honeywell service center in the Middle East region with a global license to service the 331-500 auxiliary power units (APUs) installed on Boeing 777 aircraft.
Wholly owned by Saudia Group and formerly known as Saudi Arabian Aerospace Engineering Industries, Saudia Technic is one of the largest and most experienced MROs in the Middle East and North Africa region. Saudia Technic is spearheading the creation of the MENA region’s largest MRO infrastructure in its innovative MRO Village located in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, fueling growth and bolstering Saudi Arabia’s position as a prominent regional aviation hub.
As part of the 10-year agreement, Saudia Technic will provide inspection, repair, overhaul and upgrades from the MRO Village for the 331-500 APU model. Owners and operators of these aircraft can now repair their APUs locally in the Middle East, instead of sending them to facilities outside the region.
Mohammed Mohaisen, president and CEO of Honeywell, Middle East and North Africa, said: “Honeywell is proud to extend our existing relationship and service capabilities in region. The combination of Saudia Technic’s delivery expertise and Honeywell’s innovation will unlock tremendous value for our customers and highlights Honeywell’s continued commitment to working with key stakeholders to localize our solutions.”
Captain Fahd H. Cynndy, CEO of Saudia Technic, said: “Saudia Technic is honored to have earned the trust of global manufacturing giants like Honeywell, which has solidified our position as an authorized maintenance facility and a reliable partner in the aviation industry. Our relentless commitment to passion and precision drives us to the forefront of aviation innovation, where we are actively shaping Saudi Arabia’s aviation future.”
Ryan Lees, president, EMEAI Aftermarket, Honeywell Aerospace, said: “Saudia Technic is one of the largest and most experienced MROs in the region, and we are proud to extend our relationship with their team. Our collaboration continues to provide many advantages for our customers, including the ability to significantly reduce aircraft downtime, saving time and money with local repairs in the Middle East.”
Abdullah Al-juffali, Country President, Honeywell Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, said: “Our commitment to Saudi Arabia extends more than 60 years, with our Saudi-led workforce of approximately 500 employees helping to advance local and regional industry. This agreement is testament to that commitment and the confidence that Honeywell places not only on the capabilities of Saudi enterprises like Saudia Technic, but also the country’s broader strategy and direction, under Vision 2030.”
This new partnership builds upon Saudia Technic’s previous agreement to be Honeywell’s first authorized service center in the Middle East region. Signed during the Dubai Airshow 2021, the agreement included a global license for 10 years for the 131-9 APU models that were installed on Boeing 737s and Airbus A320s.
With the completion of over 100 APU repairs, Saudia Technic has met its business objectives and has renewed its focus on realizing localization ambitions under the Saudi Vision 2030 goals.