Egypt’s Arab Organization for Industrialization (AOI) and France’s Safran Engines, a leading French aerospace company, have signed a joint cooperation agreement for the overhaul, repair, maintenance, and manufacturing of spare parts for the LARZAC engine. This agreement marks a significant step forward in Egypt’s localization of advanced manufacturing technologies in the defence industry.
The agreement was signed by Major General Gamal Ramadan, representing the AOI, and Christophe BRUNEAU, Executive Vice President of Safran Engines, during the Egypt Defense Expo (EDEX 2023) exhibition. Under this agreement, the AOI’s engine factory becomes the sole globally authorized and licensed entity for servicing and manufacturing spares for the LARZAC engine, which powers the Alpha Jet aircraft.
Major General Mokhtar Abdel Latif, Chairperson of the Arab Organization for Industrialization, praised the cooperation with Safran Engines and highlighted their expertise in aircraft engine production. He explained that the collaboration will leverage the advanced capabilities of the AOI’s engine factory in the areas of overhaul, repair, maintenance, and spare parts manufacturing.