RUAG Aviation, an international leading supplier, support provider and integrator of aircraft systems and components, has signed a teaming agreement with Chilean aerospace firm Empresa Nacional de Aeronáutica de Chile (ENAER), marking a significant milestone in its international growth strategy.
The two companies share many business and operational areas, such as aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), upgrades and life-cycle support. This teaming agreement is the culmination of many years of collaboration between RUAG and ENAER and will allow both firms to share their capabilities and broaden their customer base.
RUAG Aviation has a strong international presence that spans four continents, while ENAER, one of the regional market leaders in manufacturing technology and aviation maintenance, is focused mainly on the Chilean and Latin American markets. The teaming agreement therefore creates clear scope for a mutually beneficial and complementary partnership. RUAG benefits from ENAER’s close ties with the local market in order to strengthen its existing business in the region, and ENAER gains access to RUAG’s extensive network and international reach. This strategic alliance, which comes into effect on 19 May 2015, marks the next step in RUAG’s strategy to further expand its position in the South American market. The agreement mainly covers MRO and MRO-related services, an area of strength for both companies, for civil and military aviation customers, particularly the Chilean Air Force. The focus is on identifying, developing and leveraging synergies and on creating a long-term and sustainable partnership. Customers also stand to benefit from an enhanced service portfolio.