Partnership creates first international authorized MRO depot for expedited repair
Abu Dhabi, UAE- Today, Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) company, announced a partnership with Advanced Military Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul Center (AMMROC) as an authorized maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) center for Lockheed Martin Black Hawk ® helicopters in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
“AMMROC has a unique set of capabilities and this agreement ensures confidence in keeping the Black Hawk fleet in the sky,” said Jeff White, Sikorsky vice president of Strategy and Business Development. “Having all this operational translates into improved Black Hawk sustainment operations in the UAE by reducing turnaround times and costs, and boosting repair capabilities.”
“We are delighted to be providing our world-class MRO services to Lockheed Martin as a Sikorsky Authorized center, further enhancing the UAE’s position as a leading hub for aerospace excellence,” added Mahmood Alhay Alhameli, CEO of AMMROC. “Working to international standards and best practices, our advanced in-country facilities will provide lower repair costs while maximizing airframe availability.
“Lockheed Martin is proud to continue growing our partnership with AMMROC to further diversify the UAE’s industrial defense capabilities,” stated Gen. John “Mick” Nicholson (U.S. Army, Ret.), chief executive for Lockheed Martin Middle East. “Quicker repair turnarounds will help improve mission readiness and ensure our partners can perform their duties while responding to evolving 21st century threats.”
Signed during the Dubai Airshow 2023, the agreement will designate AMMROC as a Sikorsky authorized center for the repair and overhaul of 49 line replaceable units on the Black Hawk helicopter. As the first international authorized MRO center for Black Hawk, AMMROC will utilize Sikorsky original equipment manufacturer data, material, and tooling to perform maintenance on critical dynamic components such as transmission and rotor blades.