Emirates – Abu Dhabi is entering new horizons in the aviation...

Emirates – Abu Dhabi is entering new horizons in the aviation...
Emirates – Abu Dhabi is entering new horizons in the aviation...
(MENAFN – Al-Bayan) Date: September 29, 2020 The aviation industry in Abu Dhabi has entered new heights, with EPI announcing an expansion of its manufacturing capabilities to support the production of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

And on the sidelines of the World Summit on the Aviation Industry. Under the announcement, the company will manufacture aluminum tail wings for use on the 787 commercial Dreamliner aircraft. The serial assembly lines will be an extension of the company’s Abu Dhabi facility lines, as the manufactured parts will also undergo surface treatment at the EPI facility launched last year.

The facility was established in April 2019, as part of an industrial cooperation agreement between the Equilibrium Economic Council, Tawazun, and Boeing Defense, Space and Security, Boeing and EPI, with the aim of establishing a chemical processing plant that enhances existing production capabilities and extends existing automated manufacturing capabilities to include aircraft assembly Original equipment in the aerospace sector.

Khalid Al-Braiki, Head of Mission Support at Edge, said: In recent years, the UAE has greatly doubled its local manufacturing capabilities, and the opportunities provided by Boeing’s agreement with EPI facilitate the balance of equilibrium in support of the rapid growth of manufacturing infrastructure. In this context, we are proud to expand our support for the 787 Dreamliner production program, with our focus on providing high-quality components to Boeing and its customers, drawing on our leading regional expertise in specialized equipment manufacturing, and our contracts with OEMs around the world.

He added: Our ongoing relationship with Boeing is a symbol of the partnerships we are keen to build and cherish, and today’s announcement of the expansion of EPI’s manufacturing capabilities is a positive indication of the development of the defense and air industries in the region, and we aspire to explore more similar opportunities in the coming years. .

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On the other hand, Sanad, a company specialized in the maintenance and leasing of aviation engines and components and wholly owned by Mubadala Investment Company, and Pratt & Whitney and International Aero Engines, announced the signing of a new agreement worth one billion dirhams, under which the Sanad Aviation Technologies Expanding its partnership with International Aero Engines by providing maintenance, repair and overhaul services for its V2500 engines, which are used on the Airbus A320 fleet.

The announcement of the new agreement came during the World Aviation Industry Summit in Abu Dhabi, which brought together top leaders of the aviation, defense and space industry to discuss the effects of the ‘Covid-19’ pandemic on the sector. This agreement enhances the prospects for cooperation between Sanad and International Aero Engines in the fields of maintenance, repair and overhaul of aircraft engines.

Under the agreement, International Aero Engines, which manufactures V2500 engines, will maintain its engines at the Sanad Advanced Aviation Technologies facility in Abu Dhabi, thus confirming the confidence of major global aviation industry companies and their commitment to cooperate with the aviation industry in Abu Dhabi during the period of volatility in the aviation industry at the global level. .

“This new agreement is being signed at a critical stage in the history of the aviation industry, as this sector has witnessed unprecedented challenges at the global level,” said Mansour Janahi, Group Executive Vice President at Sanad. Undoubtedly, this agreement is further evidence of Abu Dhabi’s steadfast position as a trusted global hub for the aviation industry and engineering services of excellence.

With many international companies heading to reformulate their relationships with their partners in line with the lessons learned from the pandemic stage, it seems that flexibility, sustainability and great ability to deal with crises qualify the aviation industry in the UAE to dedicate its position as a preferred partner for major international companies.

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