Saudia has signed an agreement with Safran Nacelles at the Dubai Airshow 2023 for support of nacelles for the national flag carrier of Saudi Arabia’s 35 Airbus A320neo family aircraft, powered by the CFM International LEAP-1A turbofan engines.

Under this collaboration, Saudia will have access to Safran Nacelles’ shared pool of nacelles end-items at any time, ensuring the availability of critical components whenever needed.

Saudia will benefit from Safran Nacelles’ Original Equipment Manufacturer guaranteed Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) solutions at the AMES repair station in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Vincent Caro, CEO of Safran Nacelles, said: “We are very proud to be Saudia’s partner. Safran Nacelles is committed to supporting the continuously growing A320neo fleet of the airline, with efficient nacelles and tailor-made service solutions.”

Saudia support

Ibrahim Koshy, CEO of Saudia, said: “We are delighted to embark on this pivotal technical support agreement with Safran for our A320neo fleet’s nacelles.

“This collaboration is instrumental in driving operational efficiency and enabling us to swiftly adapt to our fleet’s evolving needs. It exemplifies our commitment to delivering world-class services to our guests and sustaining excellent aviation operations.”

This partnership with Safran feeds into the transformation objectives for Saudia; focusing on operational efficiency through the development and management of the network and fleet, as well as the integration of maintenance systems.

Safran Nacelles’ repair services and spares resources are a part of the company’s NacelleLife support programme.
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