Sanad and Triumph sign collaboration deal

Mubadala’s MRO subsidiary Sanad, signed an MoU with USA’s Triumph Group, at the Global Aerospace Summit in Abu Dhabi today, with an agreement to collaborate on the provision of next-generation engine MRO capabilities in the UAE.

Front (right to left): Sanad’s Mansoor Janahi, and Triumph’s Jim Berberet sign the deal witnessed by (right to left): Badr Al Olama, Executive Director - UAE Clusters, Mubadala Investment Company; and Daniel J. Crowley, Triumph’s chairman, president, and CEO. (Image: Sanad)

Through this strategic relationship, Sanad and Triumph will collaborate on solutions for multiple engine types for aerospace and aviation industry operators across the Middle East and Africa region. It advances Sanad’s service offerings beyond engine overhauls while simultaneously providing Triumph with an immediate footprint in the ME&A region as they jointly establish a dedicated “Centre of Excellence” in Abu Dhabi supporting  V2500, CFM and GE90 engine accessory repairs and overhauls to global customers.

“The discussions around this partnership with Sanad have progressed very quickly and confirmed the need for establishing the only comprehensive engine components MRO in the Middle East region,” said Jim Berberet, President of Triumph product support. “Aside from offering a mature business environment and strategic geographical proximity at the intersection of Europe, Asia and Africa, Abu Dhabi is very active and well-known as a global aerospace hub. Sanad, a well-established leader in global MRO services, also boasts significant in-market skillsets to support the strategic relationship. We are very excited to better serve one of the fastest growing markets in the world and offer reliable solutions on legacy and new generation engines together with Sanad.”

Mansoor Janahi, Sanad group CEO said: “As part of our ongoing expansion efforts across the Middle East and emerging African markets, our strategic alliance with Triumph will amplify our ability to offer best-in-class MRO solutions to major industry players across two continents – and beyond.”