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Sanad brings more than three decades of experience in the commercial aviation industry.

About Sanad

Sanad was born out of Mubadala Aerospace’s renewed strategic focus on customer support through engineering and leasing excellence, underpinned by industry-leading reliability, innovation and technology. As a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mubadala Investment Company, Sanad builds on more than three decades of experience in the aviation industry. With its name deriving from the Arabic word for support, Sanad supports its customers where and when it matters most.

As an integrated service provider, we are perfectly positioned to maintain and lease your engines seamlessly, whilst still offering MRO services or leasing independently. And these two distinct divisions are Sanad Aerotech and Sanad Capital, respectively. Together, they form a unified brand that embraces and drives our strategy based on employing Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies.

Our complementary services in engine MRO and aviation leasing make us agile and well placed to offer greater support to our customers and our partners – enabling us to future-proof the businesses we serve.

Welcome to the world of Sanad. 

Sanad Timeline

  • 1987 Gulf Aircraft Maintenance Company (GAMCO) is founded
  • 1994GAMCO obtains full JAR 145 approval
  • 2005 Development of B777, A340 and PT6-A/T capabilities
  • 2007 GAMCO is acquired by Mubadala Investment Company and rebranded as Abu Dhabi Aircraft Technologies (ADAT)
  • 2010 ADAT and IAE sign agreement for repair overhaul and offload for V2500-A5
  • 2010 Sanad Aero Solutions (Sanad) is founded and signs its first long term Engine Sale and Leaseback deal
  • 2011 Sanad enters into an Integrated Components Solution (ICS) financing and access agreement with Virgin Australia and SR Technics in support of the carrier’s A330, Boeing 737NG, and Embraer E-Jet fleets
  • 2012 Sanad partners with Abu Dhabi National Leasing, the wholly-owned asset-based lease finance arm of National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD), known today as First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB), in its first third party debt financing deal
  • 2012 ADAT receives FAA approval for V2500-A5, signs first V2500 IES deal and completes first overhaul of V2500
  • 2013 ADAT develops GEnx and Trent 700 capabilities to support
  • 2015 TS&S Aerospace separates from ADAT (Etihad Engineering) and merges with TS&S EASA, GCAA and FAA approvals for TS&S Aerospace
  • 2015 Sanad’s spare engine and aircraft components portfolio surpasses USD 1bn in assets
  • 2016 TS&S Aerospace inducts 100th V2500 engine, and becomes first independent MRO to overhaul Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engine
  • 2016 Sanad signs its largest deal to date with Etihad Airways valued at USD 265 million for the long term financing of 12 spare engines
  • 2017 TS&S Aerospace increases capacity for GEnx engines by 100%
  • 2019 Sanad is launched — an industry champion for the aviation industry

Our Shareholder

About Mubadala

Mubadala is a global investment company with a mandate to create sustainable financial returns for Abu Dhabi.

As a sovereign investor with an entrepreneurial mindset, Mubadala creates value by leveraging its shareholder, its talent, its portfolio diversity, and its global presence and partnerships in more than 50 countries whilst adhering to its values and aspiring to world-class standards of corporate governance.

With a USD 229bn portfolio that sits across all asset classes, Mubadala is a responsible investor that inspires its businesses to make a positive lasting impact on the communities where they operate.

Mubadala is a growing global investor that now has offices in Rio de Janeiro, Moscow, New York and San Francisco, with a joint venture in Hong Kong.


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