SAMI Aerospace, a SAMI business division, has signed a contract with Airbus Helicopters Arabia, the Kingdom’s subsidiary of Airbus helicopters to support SAMI in building its technical capabilities to provide rotercraft technical support to Saudi Armed forces.
This agreement will play a key role in equipping the staff with vital helicopter airframe maintenance skills and enhance its repair capabilities for landing gears, engines, engine accessories, and blades within the Industrial Partnership Agreement with GAMI, the local MRO players, and the Aircraft Accessories and Components Company (AACC), a SAMI’s subsidiary.
Commenting on the contract, Eng. Walid Abukhaled said: “We are pleased to further strengthen our partnership with Airbus, a major helicopter manufacturer in the industry. This contract will contribute greatly to our ongoing technology and human capital localization efforts through extensive training to accelerate development. We look forward to welcoming Airbus Helicopter’s dedicated staff, who will enable our national talents to gain valuable experience throughout the duration of the agreement.”
Mickael Bertrand, CEO of Airbus Helicopters Arabia, said: “It is with great pride that we embark on this new collaboration with SAMI Aerospace. We are dedicated to empowering one of the region’s most significant industry players through our own personnel’s expertise. This contract also represents an invaluable opportunity to be part of and strengthen our support to the Kingdom’s rapidly developing defense ecosystem.”