50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

Honeywell and SAUDIA signed APU agreement for MRO

Download: Printable PDF Date: 18 Nov 2019 03:06 categories:
Publisher:
Honeywell and SAUDIA signed APU agreement for MRO  - Maintenance / Trainings publisher
Dana Ermolenko
Aircraft: Airplanes Airline: Saudi Arabian Air

Saudi Arabian Airlines selected Honeywell to extend maintenance services for auxiliary power units installed on the airline’s fleet of Airbus A330 and Boeing 777 aircraft. The two companies are extending their current partnership, which will enable SAUDIA to structure their fleet and APU maintenance planning in line with the needs of their fleet expansion program. By optimizing APU maintenance processes, the airline will provide an excellent passenger experience through increased aircraft availability and improved passenger comfort.

“With SAUDIA deploying more than 600 aircraft on average daily, aircraft availability and scheduling optimization is critical to the airline’s operation,” said Sami Ali Sindi, Director General of Saudi Arabian Airlines Corporation. “By extending our APU maintenance agreement with Honeywell, we will continue to enhance our maintenance scheduling program, supporting our commitment to deliver a timely, reliable, efficient and comfortable service for our passengers.” 

With this agreement, SAUDIA will distribute its APU maintenance needs between Honeywell’s MRO facility in Raunheim, Germany, and Saudia Aerospace Engineering Industries’ (SAEI) Jet Propulsion Center in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, a fully owned subsidiary of Saudi Arabian Airlines Corporation. SAUDIA will benefit from lower maintenance costs and high-quality repairs done at both the Honeywell and SAEI facilities for the 331-500 and 331-350 APUs it operates across its fleet. 

“Honeywell’s APUs are industry-leading solutions when it comes to performance and reliability,” said Raghed Talih, Leader for Honeywell Aerospace in the Middle East. “Our agreement with SAUDIA strengthens our ties with the airline making it simpler for them to maintain the availability of their fleets, with more predictable APU maintenance cost planning and faster access to spares and services.”

Honeywell is the largest global manufacturer of gas turbine APUs. Its first APU took to the skies in 1950, and the company has built more than 100,000 since. More than 36,000 are in service today across more than 150 regional, executive, commercial and military applications, including both fixed wing and rotary wing.

To find out more about this announcement, please reach out to our media contact, or visit us at Dubai Airshow 2019 November 17–21 at Booth #1249 to speak with an expert.

Related event:
17
November
2019
United Arab Emirates, DWC, Dubai Airshow Site, DWC, Dubai Airshow Site.


Archived
1 year ago



Loading comments for Honeywell and SAUDIA signed APU agreement for MRO ...


Recommended

FACC on track with revenues and EBIT in the first quarter of 2021

Following the severe slump brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic in the previous year, the aviation market is visibly stabilizing in 2021. FACC AG realigned itself early on in 2020, implementing a far-r...

Replacement of aircraft makers will be brutal, reveals IDTechEx

The replacement of aircraft makers will be brutal - no not Airbus and Boeing, the other big names, starting with those making light aircraft, then those making regional aircraft. Stuck...

25% increase in private and business jet activity in Q1 - DC Aviation Al-Futtaim

In further signs of an economic recovery in Dubai, DC Aviation Al-Futtaim (DCAF), the leading business aviation company with its own FBO and hangar facility, has recorded a 25% increase in private and...

A super midsize jet complements Desert Jet charter fleet

Desert Jet, the premier full-service business aviation company based in Greater Palm Springs, California, announced the Citation Sovereign is available for immediate private jet charter. The super mid...