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  • Ahmed Saleh

Ministry of Defense and Saudia Private sign agreement for air support

The Ministry of Defense and Saudia Private, a strategic business unit of Saudia Group, have forged a pivotal agreement aimed at enhancing air and logistical support services for a diverse range of Air Force aircraft. This significant accord was formalized during the esteemed World Defense Show 2024 in Riyadh.

The signing ceremony was graced by the presence of distinguished figures, including His Excellency Dr. Khaled Al-Biyari, Assistant Minister of Defense for Executive Affairs, and His Excellency Engr. Ibrahim Al-Omar, Director General of Saudia Group. The agreement was subsequently sealed by Ibrahim Al Suwayed, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Defense for Armament and Procurement, and Dr. Fahd Al-Jarbou, CEO of Saudia Private.

This landmark agreement encompasses comprehensive operational and technical support services tailored specifically for Air Force C130, Boeing 707, and Saab 2000 aircraft, extending beyond the borders of the Kingdom. Additionally, it includes provisions for servicing ten C130 aircraft stationed at King Abdullah Air Base in the Western sector.

Dr. Fahd Al-Jarbou expressed profound pride in the collaborative partnership with the Ministry of Defense, underscoring its pivotal role in delivering innovative solutions and top-tier services to the military sector. He further emphasized a commitment to expanding this fruitful cooperation, envisioning future partnerships spanning operations, services, and product offerings, leveraging Saudia Private's extensive technical prowess, cutting-edge technologies, and skilled workforce.

Saudia Private specializes in providing a wide array of services for military aircraft and helicopters, encompassing ground operations, aircraft management and maintenance, as well as aircraft rental. Moreover, it is dedicated to delivering tailored services and products to both domestic stakeholders and international partners, thereby solidifying its position as a trusted industry leader.


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