Honeywell has been selected by Saudi Arabian Airlines (SAUDIA) to extend maintenance services for auxiliary power units (APUs) installed on the airline’s fleet of Airbus A330 and Boeing 777 aircraft. The two companies are extending their current partnership, which will enable SAUDIA to structure their fleet and APU maintenance planning in line with the needs of their fleet expansion programme.
“With SAUDIA deploying more than 600 aircraft on average daily, aircraft availability and scheduling optimisation is critical to the airline’s operation,” said Captain Ibrahim Koshy, chief operations officer of Saudi Arabian Airlines Corporation. “By extending our APU maintenance agreement with Honeywell, we will continue to enhance our maintenance scheduling program, supporting our commitment to deliver a timely, reliable, efficient and comfortable service for our passengers.”
With this agreement, SAUDIA will distribute its APU maintenance needs between Honeywell’s maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility in Raunheim, Germany, and Saudia Aerospace Engineering Industries’ (SAEI) Jet Propulsion Center in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, a fully owned subsidiary of Saudi Arabian Airlines Corporation.