Sanad, a global industrial services leader with over 30 years’ expertise in aerospace, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Indonesia’s GMF, the country’s largest aircraft maintenance company, to create an MRO centre in Indonesia.

This is the latest milestone in Sanad’s global expansion strategy to create an international network of aeroengine MRO centres.

The MoU will see Sanad, wholly owned by Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala Investment Company PJSC (Mubadala), and GMF jointly establish a new state of the art MRO centre of excellence for aircraft engines.

Indonesia’s strategic geographic location

Harnessing Indonesia’s strategic geographic location in the heart of the Asia-Pacific region, one of the world’s fastest growing aviation markets, the new center of excellence will leverage the region’s growing demand for aircraft engine MRO services that are being driven by resilient and strong air traffic and cargo volumes.

Ahead of the establishment of the new centre, the two entities will collaborate to build MRO capabilities dedicated to CFM engines at GMF’s existing facility in Jakarta.

CFM engines

CFM engines are one of the world’s most widely used aircraft engines, including the LEAP engine that powers next generation aircrafts such as Airbus A320neo, the Boeing 737 MAX and the COMAC C919 aircraft families.

The alliance will also benefit from advanced repair capabilities that shall be provided by Sanad from its state-of-the-art facility in Abu Dhabi.

“This milestone partnership accelerates our geographic expansion and our strategy to facilitate premium engine maintenance services in major growth markets through a robust global network of world-class engine MRO centers,” said Mansoor Janahi, CEO of Sanad Group.
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