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Safran signs a NacelleLife™ service agreement with EGYPTAIR for their A330ceo thrust reversers

Dubai, United Arab Emirates November 16, 2023 Photo(s): By Safran
From left to right: Eng. Walid ElKhafif, EGYPTAIR MAINTENANCE & ENGINEERING Chairman & CEO, Eng. Yehia Zakaria, Chairman & CEO of EGYPTAIR Holding Company, Vincent Caro, CEO of Safran Nacelles and Alain Berger, Safran Nacelles’ Executive Vice President – Customer Support & Services.

EGYPTAIR MAINTENANCE & ENGINEERING has reaffirmed its commitment to quality and reliable service by extending its service agreement with Safran Nacelles, a move covering comprehensive thrust reverser support for the airline's 11 Airbus A330ceo aircraft.

Under this renewed agreement, EGYPTAIR MAINTENANCE & ENGINEERING will capitalize on Safran Nacelles' OEM¹ guaranteed Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) solutions specifically tailored for the Airbus A330ceo thrust reversers. The services will be provided at Safran Nacelles' AMES² repair station in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, ensuring prompt and efficient support for EGYPTAIR's fleet.

Vincent Caro, Safran Nacelles' CEO commented: "I am delighted that EGYPTAIR MAINTENANCE & ENGINEERING is renewing its trust in Safran Nacelles for the maintenance and the support of their A330ceo thrust reversers. We are fully committed to delivering services that meet EGYPTAIR MAINTENANCE & ENGINEERING needs".

"Our priority is providing best-in-class services to our customers. We are very pleased to support EGYPTAIR MAINTENANCE & ENGINEERING in its A330ceo maintenance operations" commented Alain Berger, Safran Nacelles' Executive Vice President – Customer Support & Services. "They can count on AMES teams at the Dubai repair shop, who are fully mobilized to support EGYPTAIR MAINTENANCE & ENGINEERING on a daily basis".

Eng. Yehia Zakaria, Chairman & CEO of EGYPTAIR Holding Company, expressed his elation at the renewed service agreement with Safran Nacelles, emphasizing the satisfaction of EGYPTAIR in maintaining this pivotal collaboration. "We are delighted to reaffirm our trust and partnership with Safran Nacelles through the renewal of our service agreement," said Zakaria. "This renewal underscores our confidence in the unparalleled quality and reliability of Safran Nacelles' support solutions, and we look forward to continuously enhancing our cooperation to further elevate the operational efficiency of our fleet. With this extended collaboration, we are optimistic about exploring opportunities for expanding the scope of our partnership, ensuring an even more robust and mutually beneficial relationship in the future."

In response, Eng. Walid ElKhafif, EGYPTAIR MAINTENANCE & ENGINEERING Chairman & CEO, emphasized that EGYPTAIR enduring partnership with Safran Nacelles and its subsidiaries for over two decades, adding "this extension of agreements further strengthens the trusted working relationship, reflecting EGYPTAIR's confidence in Safran Nacelles' ability to deliver exceptional services and support quality."

Safran Nacelles' repair services are part of the company's NacelleLife™ support program, which ensures responsive, cost effective and high-quality services that keep airliners in operational condition while minimizing costs.

(1) OEM: Original Equipment Manufacturer
(2) AMES is a 50/50 joint company between Safran Nacelles and Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance