Honeywell seals GAL partnership deal
Dubai, November 14, 2011
Honeywell has signed a distribution agreement with Abu Dhabi-based aerospace services supplier, Global Aerospace Logistics (GAL) to deliver faster response times on orders and repairs for UAE defence operators.
Based in Arizona, Honeywell’s aerospace business is a leading global provider of integrated avionics, engines, systems and service solutions for aircraft manufacturers, airlines, business and general aviation, military, space and airport operations.
This agreement will provide Honeywell’s UAE defence customers and commercial helicopter operators with quicker access to spares, parts, and technical support, said a senior official.
“As a trusted global aviation OEM, Honeywell is well known for providing high quality commercial and military products and services," remarked retired Brigadier General Dr Hassan Yousuf chief executive officer, GAL.
"Through our close proximity and strong relationship with UAE military operators, such as the Presidential Guards, we can meet the requests of Honeywell’s UAE customers and ensure we fulfill all their operational needs,” he added.
Juan Picon, VP Defense & Space International at Honeywell Aerospace, said the agreement represents a strategic step to allow Honeywell to more responsively support its end customers within the UAE.
"It reinforces our strong commitment to supporting the growth and maintenance needs of our valued UAE military customers," Picon stated.
“Working with a strong local distributor like GAL will increase our response time on orders and repairs to ensure we meet customers’ mission-readiness requirements and enable them to optimise fleet performance,” he added.-TradeArabia News Service