AAR signed a new contract with Tawazun Economic Council, a defense and security industry enabler in the United Arab Emirates, and Global Aerospace Logistics (GAL), an Abu Dhabi-based professional aerospace and defense services company, to provide component repair management and consulting services for UAE military fleets.
Signed on June 18 at Paris Air Show, AAR will begin the two-year repair management contract providing complete repair loop services and supply management for GAL clients in the United Arab Emirates. AAR support will include UH-60 Black Hawk, CH-47 Chinook, Twin Otter and C-208 Caravan platforms.
“We are embarking on the next phase in development and growth for GAL and endeavor to strengthen our industry relationships. GAL is pleased to announce this strategic partnership with AAR to enhance service delivery to our customers in the UAE and support our regional growth initiatives,” said Khalid Al Breiki, GAL CEO. “We are excited to leverage AAR’s global supply chain and logistics support expertise, which will make us more agile as we scale our own capability. We see this as the beginning of a larger strategic partnership with AAR.”
“We are committed to enabling the sector by building industrial and human capabilities, creating new opportunities and allowing the transfer of know-how,” says Matar Al Romaithi, Tawazun Economic Council chief economic development officer. “This endeavor is a result of the new policy that will allow us to further support our goals in promoting long-term partnerships to enhance the aerospace and defense capabilities of the UAE as well within the region.”
AAR will perform the services for GAL in Abu Dhabi, as well as at AAR headquarters in Wood Dale, Ill.
AAR has the experience and expertise needed to provide meaningful knowledge transfer and capability development to GAL,” said John Holmes, AAR president and CEO. “We look forward to expanding our partnership with GAL as they seek to become a premier maintenance and integrated logistics support provider in the region.”