AAR, a leading provider of aviation services to commercial airlines and governments worldwide, announced a new contract with Tawazun Economic Council, a defense and security industry enabler in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), 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. 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,” said Khalid Al Breiki, GAL Chief Executive Officer.
“We are committed to enabling the sector by building industrial and human capabilities, creating new opportunities and allowing the transfer of know-how. 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,” commented Matar Al Romaithi, Tawazun Economic Council Chief Economic Development Officer.
AAR will perform the services for GAL in Abu Dhabi, as well as at AAR headquarters in Wood Dale, Illinois.
AAR has the experience and expertise needed to provide meaningful knowledge transfer and capability development to GAL. 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,” said John Holmes, AAR President and Chief Executive Officer.
AAR is a global aerospace and defense aftermarket solutions company that employs more than 6,000 people in over 20 countries. Headquartered in the Chicago area, AAR supports commercial and government customers through two operating segments: Aviation Services and Expeditionary Services. AAR’s Aviation Services include parts supply; OEM solutions; integrated solutions; maintenance, repair, overhaul; and engineering. AAR’s Expeditionary Services include mobility systems and composite manufacturing operations.
Tawazun Economic Council (Tawazun) is a key enabler of the UAE Defense and Security industry, with a focus on economic development. Founded in 1992, to date Tawazun has enabled the creation of more than 90 companies and investment vehicles within eleven sectors.
Tawazun contributes to the development of a sustainable Defense and Security industry by driving economic value, technology & innovation, ecosystem growth, and capabilities development. Tawazun works with industry players through its two main drivers, Tawazun Economic Program and the Defense and Security Development Fund. Additionally, Tawazun seeks to create job opportunities for Emirati citizens and to develop human potential.
Global Aerospace Logistics LLC (GAL) is an Abu Dhabi based professional aerospace and defense services company. GAL delivers aviation maintenance, repair, overhaul, supply chain and specialized support services in the UAE and the region. GAL endeavors to develop strategic relationships with OEM’s and aviation industry partners to deliver comprehensive maintenance, logistics and engineering solutions to its local and regional customers.