|19 November, 2019

AMMROC and CAE sign MOU for training sustainment services in the Middle East

The signing took place during the Dubai Airshow 2019 in the presence of senior representatives from the two entities

Dubai: AMMROC and CAE today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to pursue training sustainment services in the Middle East. The signing took place during the Dubai Airshow 2019 in the presence of senior representatives from the two entities.

Under the MOU, the two companies will cooperate on providing a range of training sustainment services in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and other locations throughout the Middle East. The training sustainment services provided by AMMROC and CAE will include maintenance and support of simulators and training devices, contractor logistics support, courseware development, and instructors, all of which will provide offset opportunities to further support local industry.

“This MoU represents AMMROC’s continued collaboration and investments with leading global entities in aviation and defence such as CAE. Long term partnerships with our clients is the very basis of our business model and we are keen to work alongside CAE to improve and diversify our capabilities, through enhanced training that equip local and international professionals with the cutting-edge skills they need to face some of most demanding defence challenges,” said Abdul Hakeem Al Muflahi, Chief Executive Officer of AMMROC.

Marc-Olivier Sabourin, Vice President and General Manager, Defence & Security International, CAE, said; “This cooperation with the leading maintenance, repair and overhaul company in the region will help us grow our training services in the UAE and the Middle East. We are excited to partner with AMMROC and contribute to developing a highly skilled workforce locally that can meet the needs of military customers in the Middle East region.”

The two companies already provide maintenance and support services on the UAE Air Force and Air Defence A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) training devices. The CAE-built A330 MRTT air refuelling officer part-task trainer (ARO PTT) and CAE Simfinity A330 MRTT integrated procedures trainer (IPT) were delivered first in 2013 and are used to support the training of pilots and boom operators.

AMMROC’s offerings place it at the forefront of the aircraft aftermarket industry, enabling the UAE and other regional air forces to maintain operational readiness, airworthiness, and technical ownership of various rotary- and fixed-wing aircraft and platforms. AMMROC is also the only Lockheed Martin-approved C-130 Hercules service centre in the MENA region.

In addition to its MRO solutions, the company retains comprehensive capability to modify platforms such as the Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter – one of the world’s most battle-tested air vehicles – into mission-ready, multi-role combat helicopters.

AMMROC is joint-venture owned by EDGE and Lockheed Martin, and is part of the Platforms & Systems cluster within EDGE, an advanced technology group for defence and beyond that was inaugurated in November 2019.

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About AMMROC

Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, AMMROC is a leading provider of military maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for a wide range of fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft across South Asia, Middle East and North Africa.

Launched in 2010, the company continues to expand the boundaries for flight as it leverages world-class capabilities, a highly skilled workforce and innovative technologies to deliver robust MRO solutions that provide military operators with the highest level of aircraft readiness, fleet deployability and safety.

For more information, please visit www.ammroc.ae 

Media Contact:
Huda Al Blooshi, +971 503 137 222; HAAlblooshi@ammroc.ae                 

About EDGE

EDGE is an advanced technology group that develops disruptive solutions for defence and beyond. Solving real world challenges, it is dedicated to bringing innovative technologies and services to market with greater speed and efficiency.

Consolidating over 25 entities and employing more than 12,000 brilliant minds, EDGE offers expertise in five core clusters: Platforms & Systems, Missiles & Weapons, Cyber Defence, Electronic Warfare & Intelligence and Mission Support.

Today, EDGE is reimagining capabilities through technology leadership with research and development at its core.

For more information, please visit www.edgegroup.ae 

For media inquiries, please contact

Kevin Healy
Marketing Director
EDGE
+971 58 948 9431
kevin.healy@edgegroup.ae  

About Lockheed Martin

Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 105,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.

For additional information, visit our website: www.lockheedmartin.com

Media Contact:

Kara Schoeffling, +971 56 401 8894; kara.e.schoeffling@lmco.com        

About CAE

CAE’s Defence & Security business unit focuses on helping prepare our customers to develop and maintain the highest levels of mission readiness.  We are a world-class training systems integrator offering a comprehensive portfolio of training centres, training services and simulation products across the air, land, sea and public safety market segments.  We serve our global defence and security customers through regional operations in Canada; the United States/Latin America; Europe/Africa; and Asia-Pacific/Middle East, all of which leverage the full breadth of CAE’s capabilities, technologies and solutions.

CAE is a global leader in training for the civil aviation, defence and security, and healthcare markets. Backed by a record of more than 70 years of industry firsts, we continue to help define global training standards with our innovative virtual-to-live training solutions to make flying safer, maintain defence force readiness and enhance patient safety. We have the broadest global presence in the industry, with over 10,000 employees, 160 sites and training locations in over 35 countries. Each year, we train more than 220,000 civil and defence crewmembers, including more than 135,000 pilots, and thousands of healthcare professionals worldwide. www.cae.com 

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CAE contacts:

Hélène V. Gagnon, Vice President, Public Affairs and Global Communications,

+1-514-340-5536, helene.v.gagnon@cae.com 

Trade media:

Chris Stellwag, Director, Marketing Communications – Defence and Security,

+1-813-887-1242, chris.stellwag@cae.com 

Investor relations:

Andrew Arnovitz, Vice President, Strategy and Investor Relations,

+1-514-734-5760, andrew.arnovitz@cae.com 

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