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Press release   •   Aug 18, 2020 12:31 CEST

Copenhagen, Denmark, 18 August, 2020 – VD Gulf, a leading independent maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) service provider in the Middle East, has signed a supply agreement with Satair, an Airbus services company and world leader in the commercial aerospace aftermarket.

The signing took place in Sharjah by Mikhail Khoroshaev, Director General, VD Gulf and Terry Stone, Head of Sales & Support EMEA, Satair.

Mikhail Khoroshaev said: “We are pleased to strengthen our existing partnership with Satair to improve our support towards customers. This agreement will help us to increase parts availability and improve our supply chain performance.“

The agreement, which covers Satair’s portfolio of products and services, will increase regional availability and will include set contracted pricing for various aircraft parts and hardware. Satair will utilize its regional footprint to support the customer on-site via its Dubai warehouse with right-on-time spares availability. VD Gulf will receive fixed pricing on a yearly base to support financial planning for upcoming material requirements.

Terry Stone added: “We are very excited to strengthen our relationship with VD Gulf and to extend our support and commitment in the Middle East region. Utilizing our Dubai warehouse, this supply agreement will enable an improved cost control and a maximized spares availability for our customer.”

The signing marks an intensified partnership between VD Gulf and Satair, a collaboration that started more than five years ago and that has been a very successful journey for both.

This successful collaboration between both companies once again shows that Satair as a true global aftermarket integrator is a strong partner with high commitment as well as flexibility to adapt to customers’ needs.

About VD Gulf

VD Gulf is a leading independent MRO based near Sharjah International Airport, Sharjah, UAE, and provides full maintenance services on Boeing 747-400/ 747-8/ 777/ 7373NG/737CL and Airbus A320 family aircraft. VD Gulf is approved by EASA and several other regulatory authorities and its main hangar is capable of accommodating six narrow body (737/A320 size) and two wide body (747 size) aircraft simultaneously. It is complemented with all required special docking, tools/ equipment and utilities appropriate for efficient and quality maintenance of various types of aircraft/engine combination. 

About Satair

Satair is a key part of the Airbus Customer Services unit and a global company with more than 1,300 employees, operating from 10 locations worldwide. The company supports the complete life cycle of the aircraft with a full and integrated portfolio of flexible, value-adding material management products, services and tailored support modules across all platforms.

Satair is a stand-alone Airbus subsidiary.

To learn more about Satair, visit www.satair.com, or follow the company on Twitter: @Satair_aviation

For more information, please contact:

Kirubel Tegene Abebe

Deputy Director General for business and strategy

E-Mail: k.tegene@vdgulf.com

Ayrat Gilmutdinov

Director Commercial

E-Mail: ayrat@vdgulf.com

Annette Kotter, Communication Manager, Satair

Tel. +49 160 9078 6040

E-Mail : annette.kotter@airbus.com

Sebastian Bahr, Account Director, Satair

Tel: +971564012352

E-Mail: sebastian.bahr@airbus.com

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