GAL has signed a new long-term Depot-Level Maintenance (DLM) service contract with EDGE sister entity, AMMROC, to facilitate GAL in undertaking aircraft, engine and component depot level maintenance services for its United Arab Emirates (UAE) Air Force and Air Defense customers.
Under the terms of the agreement, the two entities will collaborate to execute the depot maintenance at AMMROC’s world-class Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) facility in Al Ain. The contract provides GAL with valuable in-country capability to extend support and reduce turnaround times when implementing deliverables to its customer. The required DLM services entail supporting platforms for airframes, engines and components services.
Speaking on the significance of the agreement, Khalid Al Breiki, President of Mission Support at EDGE and Managing Director of GAL, said, “Given the ongoing challenges regarding logistics and supply chains in the prevailing socio-economic landscape, GAL looks forward to enhancing efficiencies with AMMROC’s support, ensuring that our clients in the critical defense space continue to receive the world-class maintenance and allied support they have come to expect.
“These collaborations reinforce our shared commitment to the sustainability of the UAE’s MRO sector, as well as realize the wider mission of EDGE: boosting regional defense and MRO capabilities through shared synergies while merging resources and expertise.”
Hareb Al Dhaheri, AMMROC CEO, said, “In a post-pandemic world, the defense sector is under growing pressure to optimize resources and maximise efficiencies where possible. In this context, AMMROC’s contract with GAL goes a long way in adding value for our customers through reducing turnaround times and ensuring best-in-class, localized solutions. This contract helps AMMROC push the boundaries of conventional MRO services and further elevates the company’s position as a leader in shaping the future of the regional sector.”