RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) specialists Saudia Technic in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia unveiled its Mobile MRO Base at the World Defense Show 2024 held in Riyadh. The Mobile MRO Base is a fully-equipped unit that offers maintenance services for helicopters, military aircraft, and advanced air mobility. According to Saudia Technic, this facility is the first in the Middle East and North Africa.
Equipped with the latest tools, maintenance equipment, and a wide range of spare parts, the Mobile MRO Base can handle a broad spectrum of on-site repairs and maintenance. Its response time aids prompt assistance during emergencies and sudden maintenance needs, reducing downtime and maintaining aircraft operational efficiency.
The Mobile MRO Base features fully equipped workstations, providing an efficient workspace for managing operations and coordinating repairs. It also incorporates drone technology for visually inspecting inaccessible areas, enhancing inspection speed and accuracy.
"With its innovative and practical design, optimized for maximum space utilization and efficiency," Saudia Technic says "the Mobile MRO Base sets a new standard in aircraft maintenance."
The company also announced it had inked a deal with Brazil's Embraer at the Riyadh event, which would see the aircraft manufacturer and Suadia Technic collaborate on MRO and training capabilities. The agreement aims to enhance cooperation in commercial aviation, with a focus on the E2 jets family and executive aviation maintenance.
Commenting on the signing of the MoU, Saudia Technic’s CEO Capt. Fahd Cynndy, said that “Through this Memorandum of Understanding, we embark on a journey of collaboration and growth. The aerospace industry in Saudia Arabia is thriving, and together with Embraer Services & Support, we are poised to make remarkable advancements. This partnership will propel us towards new horizons, shaping the future of commercial aviation and paving the way for excellence in maintenance.”
“We are very pleased to sign a broad Memorandum of Understanding with Saudia Technic. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has one of the fastest-growing aerospace industries worldwide, and Embraer Services & Support is well-positioned to advance in the region by working in partnership with Saudia Technic,” says Carlos Naufel, President and CEO, Embraer Services & Support.