"Our chairman's, Jaideep Mirchandani, vision is to be a premier provider of commercial aircraft and engines throughout the Middle East," said Salim 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.
Operating Lockheed Martin's only engine facilities, 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 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. Skyone 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.