Dubai. 22 February 2022. SAEI and Liebherr-Aerospace have intensified their collaboration, renewing their current component service agreement and signing a new General Term Agreement for heat exchanger services.

Today’s signing of a new General Terms Agreement, at the Dubai MRO, February 22, has joined SAEI to Liebherr’s network for heat exchangers services. SAEI will have the in-house capabilities to handle heat exchanger tests or cleaning on behalf of Liebherr-Aerospace for all equipment operated in the Middle East region. This collaboration progresses SAEI’s active commitment to localization and nurturing the best possible environment for aviation to thrive in the Kingdom of Saudia Arabia and the MENA region. Creating access for airlines to receive these services locally delivers the dual benefits of reduced turn-around times and streamlined logistics.

SAEI will become the regional hub for Liebherr:

  • Handling A320 Fleet Family (A320/ A321) Heat Exchanger and sub-components
  • Establishing a new shop at SAEI with advanced capability.
  • Performing cleaning, testing, and minor repairs at SAEI facility for SAUDIA and other Liebherr customers in the region.

Speaking at the signing ceremony, held at the SAEI stand in the Dubai MRO, Captain Fahd H. Cynndy, Chief Executive Officer, SAEI, commented, “SAEI is proud to expand our role in Liebherr-Aerospace ecosystem of partners. The establishment of heat exchanger capabilities, in accordance with OEM standards, provides SAEI with an opportunity to elevate the provision of service and add greater value. The ability to perform heat exchanger services in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia provides an opportunity for airlines in the Middle East region to receive services locally, and benefit from the reduced turn-around time,”

“We are very thrilled to count SAEI amongst our network of partners. This venture will avoid long haul transportation of equipment for processing in other regions. It will therefore contribute considerably towards reducing the carbon footprint, while ensuring that our high OEM service levels and standards are maintained for all our customers in the Middle East region,” pointed out Mr. Alex Vlielander Chief Services Officer – Liebherr-Aerospace & Transportation.

The cooperation between the Liebherr and SAEI began in 2017 when SAEI selected Liebherr to repair the flight controls and air management equipment on-board the SAUDIA Airbus A320 and 32 A330 aircraft. In 2021, SAEI renewed its trust in the OEM with a multi-annual extension of this Components Service Agreement.