UAE extends AMMROC's aircraft maintenance services

Nov. 20, 2013 at 2:56 PM

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Aircraft operated by the United Arab Emirates military will continue to receive maintenance, repair and overhaul services from AMMROC LLC.

AMMROC -- Advanced Military Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Center -- is an Abu Dhabi company owned by Mubadala Aerospace, Sikorsky Aerospace Services and Lockheed Martin.

It said the performance-based logistics contract from the UAE government is for five years and is worth $5.8 billion. Both fixed-wing and rotary aircraft are covered by the award but additional details were not provided.

"In only three years, we have developed our local knowledge, commenced the construction of world class facilities, and demonstrated outstanding progress as we work with the UAE armed forces, our shareholders and partners, to integrate global best practices and processes," said Fahed Ghareeb al-Shamesi, chief executive officer of AMMROC.

"Signing this contract shows the trust that our team has built on current platforms, allows us to further grow our workforce of UAE nationals, and, most importantly, to support the readiness and strength of the [UAE] air force for the benefit of the UAE."

The announcement of the contract was made at the Dubai Airshow, which ends Thursday.

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