Dubai Airshow

Mubadala Creates Sanad as Central Brand

 - November 17, 2019, 4:32 AM

Abu Dhabi government-owned Mubadala Investment (Stand 910; Pavilion P3) has outlined further “brand integration” for several of its aviation subsidiaries. Sanad Aerotech, rebranded earlier this year from Mubadala Aerospace Turbine Services & Solutions, becomes part of the new Sanad along with the former Sanad Powertech and Sanad Capital.

The company said the name Sanad (“support” in Arabic) reflects a focus on “engineering excellence, underpinned by industry-leading reliability, innovation, and technology.”

A recent deal signed with Rolls-Royce saw Sanad become an independent authorized maintenance center (AMC) for R-R Trent 700 high-bypass turbofan engines. Under the nine-year, $6.5 billion (AED 23 billion) agreement, Sanad will offer engine-overhaul and component-repair services to global operators and expects to expand annual throughput from 22 units currently to 75—equivalent to about 25 percent of global Trent 700 engine maintenance.

To date, Sanad has overhauled about 100 examples, a total it expects will grow to more than 600 by 2027 as it expands the workforce by over 40 percent to almost 500 engineers and technicians.