BAE Systems and Al-Salam Aircraft Typhoon Collaboration
A pioneering partnership between BAE Systems and Al-Salam Aircraft Company has been hailed for its success in advancing local repair and maintenance capability on Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) Typhoon aircraft.
As part of respective “In-Kingdom Industrial Participation” commitments, the businesses have successfully established local Saudi capability that will enable the repair, maintenance and overhaul of Windscreen and Transparency on the RSAF jets from June 2015 onwards.
The success has been made possible through the close work of BAE Systems and Al-Salam to install and commission Aerospace Ground Equipment into an Al-Salam facility last year. This was followed by the delivery of on-site training in the first quarter of 2015. Certification and BAE Systems supplier approval was completed recently allowing the work to happen in Saudi Arabia.
CEO and Managing Director of BAE Systems Saudi Arabia, Andy Carr, commented on the Industrialization feat, saying: “The work we have completed as a partnership has been critical in working towards our Typhoon In-Kingdom Industrialization objectives. This latest achievement follows the successful transfer of Typhoon avionic repair capabilities into Saudi business Advanced Electronics Company (AEC) in June 2014.”
President of Al-Salam Aircraft Company, Mr. Mohammed Fallatah, said: “We are delighted that the collaboration between our companies has been successful in bringing new capability to the Kingdom. I look forward to working with BAE Systems to achieve further success in this area.”