Saudia Technic and NEOM VMOC

Saudia Technic to provide maintenance support for NEOM Vertical Mobility Operating Company.
20 May 2024
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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – May 20, 2024 - Saudia Technic has joined hands with NEOM Vertical Mobility Operating Company by signing a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) to explore collaboration on establishing maintenance support for NEOM's innovative vertical mobility system. 

The MoA, signed at the Future Aviation Forum 2024 in Riyadh, represents a significant advancement in transportation. With Saudia Technic's maintenance support ready to propel NEOM Vertical Mobility Operating Company's operations, this collaboration holds the promise of a positive impact on various fronts, including economic growth, boosted tourism, and enhanced environmental sustainability. 

Commenting on the MoA, the CEO of Saudia Technic, Captain Fahd H. Cynndy, noted, "Our involvement in leaving a mark in a pioneering place like NEOM is crucial to us, and at Saudia Technic, we are excited to embark on this journey with NEOM Vertical Mobility Operating Company to fuel its growth. As we strengthen our commitment to sustainable aviation and a greener future in the Kingdom, our skilled technicians are ready to deliver top-notch and advanced MRO solutions to support the company's vertical mobility system." 

For his part, the CEO of NEOM Vertical Mobility Operating Company, Borja Blond, stated that: “As we embark on our initial flight test campaign, this MoA is a crucial first step in securing the right MRO partner to support our operations. The insights gained from real operational environments will help us address the future challenges of this transformative technology. Together with Saudia Technic, we are not only advancing the field of Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) but also creating new opportunities for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.” 

The MoA will facilitate mutual growth for both entities, as well as help them become key contributors to sustainable aviation and support the Saudi & Middle East Green Initiatives, aligning with the objectives of Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030, paving the way for a promising future in the region. 

 

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About Saudia Technic

Saudia Technic, the leading MRO service provider in the Middle East, is headquartered at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah. Known for its expertise, the company specializes in a comprehensive range of maintenance services, committed to upholding the utmost standards of excellence and safety in aviation operations.

 

About NEOM

NEOM is an accelerator of human progress and a vision of what a new future might look like. It is a region in northwest Saudi Arabia on the Red Sea being built from the ground up as a living laboratory – a place where entrepreneurship will chart the course for this new future. It will be a destination and a home for people who dream big and want to be part of building a new model for exceptional livability, creating thriving businesses and reinventing environmental conservation. 

NEOM will include hyperconnected, cognitive cities, ports and enterprise zones, research centers, sports and entertainment venues and tourist destinations. As a hub for innovation, entrepreneurs, business leaders and companies will come to research, incubate, and commercialize new technologies and enterprises in groundbreaking ways. Residents of NEOM will embody an international ethos and embrace a culture of exploration, risk-taking and diversity. 

 

About VMOC

NEOM Vertical Mobility Operating Company (VMOC) is committed to be the first eVTOL operator in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, operating the Advanced Air Mobility system for NEOM. This groundbreaking initiative includes Air Taxi services and Heavy-lift Unmanned Aerial Vehicles logistics, fully integrated with NEOM's overall multi-modal and zero-emission public transportation system. VMOC will be the sole operator of the initial routes across the NEOM regions, providing a seamless and efficient transportation solution. Its mission extends beyond transportation; it aims to enable an open eVTOL (electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing) ecosystem for logistics, emergency response, and tourism. 

Currently, VMOC is collaborating closely with authorities to establish the necessary regulations for safe and efficient operations across the airspace. In addition, NEOM Mobility, with VMOC as its subsidiary,  is building robust partnerships across the Kingdom with existing aviation entities to address all critical areas, including maintenance, training, and integration of Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) with existing operations. This comprehensive approach ensures that we meet the highest standards of safety, reliability, and sustainability. We are particularly focused on collaborating with different OEMs to identify the most suitable aircraft for various mission profiles as technology evolves, emphasising economic sustainability and reliable scalability of our operations as the market and demand grow. 

As we pioneer this new era of vertical mobility, NEOM is committed to driving innovation and creating new opportunities within the Kingdom. Our efforts are focused on not only transforming air transportation but also contributing to the Kingdom's vision for a sustainable and technologically advanced future. 

 

For further information, please contact: 

Ramy Nasralla, Commercial Director, Saudia Technic: +966504837069.

Abdullah AlQahtani, Corporate Affairs Director, Saudia Technic: +966560080081.

Saudia Technic Media: [email protected] 

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