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Gulf Air agree to US$21 million contract

Gulf Air has signed a long-term maintenance contract with Singapore's SIA Engineering Company Limited (SIAEC).

Gulf Air has signed a long-term maintenance contract with Singapore's SIA Engineering Company Limited (SIAEC).

The three-year agreement was signed at the Singapore Airshow between Gulf Air president and chief executive, Bjorn Naf and William Tan, CEO for SIAEC. The contract covers heavy maintenance and engineering work for Gulf's expansive Airbus fleet.

Naf said: "SIAEC have a long history of excellence and dedication and we believe they are the right choice in fulfilling our engineering maintenance needs to enhance operations and our network." He added that the agreement should further enhance Gulf Air's technical reliability and operational efficiency.

SIAEC has provided several airlines across the Middle East with engineering services but this is their first long-term contract with Gulf Air. Tan said: "We are delighted that Gulf Air, a highly progressive and successful airline in the Middle East is signing a long-term maintenance agreement with us." He added: "This is testimony to the confidence Gulf Air has on the quality of our services. SIAEC's dedication to on-time delivery and high maintenance standards will help customers achieve higher fleet utilisation and operating efficiencies."

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