Sanad Aerotech becomes maintenance centre for LEAP engines

Sanad Aerotech has signed an agreement with GE Aviation to provide maintenance services for the next-generation of narrow- and wide-body aircraft, providing performance restoration overhaul services on the GEnx-1B engine as well as quick turn overhauls on CFM International’s LEAP engines for GE.

Effective 1 January 2020, Sanad (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mubadala Investment Company) will expand its existing services to include full overhaul on 315 GEnx engines until 2035 and quick turn on 237 LEAP engines until 2030 at its Abu Dhabi shop.

“This significant new agreement is a testament to the trust that Sanad has earned as a preferred global provider of engine MRO solutions to the world’s largest engine manufacturers,” Mansoor Janahi, Sanad Aerotech CEO commented. “Our partnership with GE elevates Abu Dhabi’s standing as a strategic and reliable hub for MRO solutions and supports the emirate’s vision to build a sustainable knowledge and innovation economy. Sanad’s long-term agreement with GE empowers us to attract outstanding UAE national talent to lead the development of this strategic growth sector.”

Janahi added that the company’s partner expansion strategy has proven successful, and as a result “more international airlines are being provided with advanced technical MRO services in Abu Dhabi than ever before,”

Sanad has been maintaining GEnx engines since 2013 and was the first GEnx MRO center in the Middle East North Africa region.

Alan Kelly, GE Aviation CFM Services General Manager said: “This agreement will enable GE to further expand its GEnx MRO network and increase the quick turn capabilities for CFM International’s LEAP engines in the region. We look forward to working together to provide our engine customers with outstanding MRO support.”

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