Skyone Maintenance Services officials (from left) Sam Sayani, chief executive officer, and Jaideep Mirchandani, chairman, officially announced a business alliance with Lockheed Martin’s Kelly Aviation Center (LMKAC), represented by Business Development Director Frank Cowan, at the Dubai Air Show. The collaboration with LMKAC, provider of engine maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, supports Skyone’s commercial MRO capabilities and its commitment to providing the convenience of full aircraft MRO performed through a single company.
DUBAI, UAE, Nov. 19, 2013 – Skyone Maintenance Services officials announced a business alliance with Lockheed Martin’s (NYSE: LMT) Kelly Aviation Center (LMKAC), a provider of engine maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, at the Dubai Air Show today.
“Our chairman’s, Jaideep Mirchandani’s vision is to be a premier provider of commercial aircraft and engines throughout the Middle East,” said Salim “Sam” Sayani, Skyone chief executive officer. “Lockheed Martin’s Kelly Aviation Center’s expertise will help us provide our customers with a single center of MRO services for airframes and engines. Through these technical and commercial collaborations, we are implementing phase one of our plans to develop our 225,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art MRO facility that is near completion in Fujairah, UAE.”
“We have already performed engine MRO work with Skyone with great success, and we are eager to continue to support Skyone’s vision for the future,” stated Frank Cowan, LMKAC director of business development.
Lockheed Martin Corporation’s only engine facility, Kelly Aviation Center, is a center of excellence for commercial and military aircraft engine maintenance, repair, overhaul and test, providing services for 11 different engines, including those that power the B737, B747, B767, A300, A320, DC-10, F-15, F-16, C-130, and regional jets such as the Bombardier CRJ.
Established in the Emirates of Fujairah, Skyone Maintenance Services (SMS) provides aircraft maintenance, field recovery teams and material support to operators of a wide range of Airbus and Boeing aircraft types, including the B737 family, A320 and B747. SMS is located at the Fujairah International Airport on the eastern part of the Arabian Peninsula, ideally situated for the Middle East, India and Africa markets.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs about 116,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration, and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products, and services. The Corporation’s net sales for 2012 were $47.2 billion.