Honeywell has selected Saudia Technic to service the 331-500 auxiliary power units (APUs) installed on Boeing 777 aircraft.
Saudia Technic will be the first and only authorized Honeywell service centre in the Middle East. The announcement was made during Dubai Air Show.
As part of the 10-year agreement, Saudia Technic will provide inspection, repair, overhaul and upgrades from the MRO Village for the 331-500 APU model. Owners and operators of these aircraft can now repair their APUs locally in the Middle East, instead of sending them to facilities outside the region.
Mohammed Mohaisen, president and CEO of Honeywell, Middle East and North Africa, said, “Honeywell is proud to extend our existing relationship and service capabilities in region. The combination of Saudia Technic’s delivery expertise and Honeywell’s innovation will unlock tremendous value for our customers and highlights Honeywell’s continued commitment to working with key stakeholders to localize our solutions.”
Captain Fahd H. Cynndy, CEO of Saudia Technic, added, “Saudia Technic is honored to have earned the trust of global manufacturing giants like Honeywell, which has solidified our position as an authorized maintenance facility and a reliable partner in the aviation industry. Our relentless commitment to passion and precision drives us to the forefront of aviation innovation, where we are actively shaping Saudi Arabia’s aviation future.”
This new partnership builds upon Saudia Technic’s previous agreement to be Honeywell’s first authorized service center in the Middle East region. Signed during the Dubai Airshow 2021, the agreement included a global license for 10 years for the 131-9 APU models that were installed on Boeing 737s and Airbus A320s.
With the completion of over 100 APU repairs, Saudia Technic has met its business objectives and has renewed its focus on realizing localization ambitions under the Saudi Vision 2030 goals.