KSA: Aviation association signs deal with BAE System

The Saudi Aviation Association has inked a Memorandum of Understanding with home-based Saudi BAE Systems for the local maintenance of aircrafts.

The two sides will work together on new programs to train Saudi youth in fields compatible with the capabilities of the company, in addition to analyzing information and current and future requirements in the maintenance and operation of aircraft, Arab News reports.

Commenting the signing, Prince Fahd bin Mishaal, president of the Saudi Aviation Association and vice-chairman of the Saudi Aviation Club, welcomed the move, saying the association is aiming to enhance its services and “keep the face” with development in the kingdom.

“The Saudis working in the field of civil aviation have proven their professionalism and competence on the local and international levels,” he said.

“Therefore, by signing this MoU, the association will lead these capabilities to the ranks of developed countries.”

Saudi Arabia has seen a rapid growth in its domestic aerial transport industry.

BAE Systems Saudi Arabia Limited is a foreign locally registered company. Its work includes distribution, repair and maintenance of armored vehicles, aircraft, safety and security equipment and flight training services.

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