Global Aerospace Logistics, LLC (GAL), a subsidiary of Emirates Defense Industries Company (EDIC) and AAR Corp (AAR), an international aviation aftermarket service provider, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to develop enhanced support services for the UAE Armed Forces. Since GAL is expanding its role with the Joint Aviation Command to include Performance Based Logistics (PBL), agreements with companies like AAR provide unique and relevant past performance and proven processes that can be transferred to GAL and the UAE. This has enabled AAR to be a global leader in PBL support. Under this agreement, AAR will provide working knowledge of PBL programs to reduce overall risk and to greatly enhancing the ability to increase operations tempo with fully mission capable aircraft at an overall cost savings enhancing both companies’ ability to support the UAE Armed Forces.
GAL is a key supplier of professional aerospace and defense maintenance services and support for the UAE, and the execution of this agreement further enhances its role as a provider of routine and urgent customer support services for the UAE Joint Aviation Command – including new spare parts, repairs, training and technical publications.
“GAL is extremely pleased to work with AAR as a flexible partner with a history of success.” said Mr. Ammar Al Ozaibi, GAL’s Chief Executive Officer. “GAL believes very strongly in leveraging the experience of global leaders, such as AAR, to build capabilities in the distribution, repairs, and support of military operators. AAR brings a level of sophistication and experience to GAL that reduces both risks and costs for the end user. Working together will allow GAL to use AAR’s extensive experience and as a result, this will shorten GAL’s initial start-up time which will undoubtedly prove invaluable to GAL, EDIC and the Joint Aviation Command. ”
Al Ozaibi added that the extended relationship ensures GAL and AAR will meet and exceed operational needs of the UAE Joint Aviation Command, ensuring efficient and effective fleet maintenance of the entire fleet of helicopters and fixed wing aircraft operated in the United Arab Emirates.