Sanad signed agreement with GE Aerospace, and Safran Aircraft Engines to expand its MRO (Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul) services offerings to LEAP-1A and LEAP-1B engines that power Airbus A320neo and Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.

The agreement provides for LEAP engine shop visit offload from both GE and Safran for two new generation engine types for the first time in the history of Sanad.

The three companies have taken a significant step forward by expanding Sanad’s MRO services to encompass LEAP-1A and LEAP-1B engines. These advanced engines are designed to meet the challenge of decarbonising air transport with enhanced performance in terms of improved fuel consumption and reduced CO2 emissions.

With this agreement, Sanad becomes the first certified LEAP MRO service provider in the SAMENA region, supporting the global LEAP MRO supply chain from its Abu Dhabi facility.

Expressing pride in this collaboration, Mansoor Janahi, Managing Director and Group CEO, Sanad said: “This technology will allow Sanad to support a wider range of engines and contribute to the UAE’s position as a leading global aviation hub.”

Tom Levin, Vice President of CFM Commercial Programmes, GE Aerospace expressed excitement about further collaboration and supporting the aviation sector’s growth in Abu Dhabi and the surrounding region.

Nicolas Potier, Vice President of Support & Services, Safran Aircraft Engines, highlighted the significance of this relationship as they develop additional capacities in their network to meet the growing demands of the LEAP aftermarket and optimise their customers’ operations worldwide.

With its expanded MRO footprint and optimised shop facility, Sanad strengthens its ability to service a broader range of engines and customers, further solidifying its industry leadership.