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Honeywell, Barzan, Gulf Helicopters to Establish New Facility in Qatar for F-15 Sustainment

Honeywell, Barzan, Gulf Helicopters to Establish New Facility in Qatar for F-15 Sustainment

Memorandum of understanding will cover Honeywell’s primary systems on the Qatari Emiri Air Force’s fleet of F-15QA aircraft

PHOENIX, April 13, 2022 – Honeywell (NASDAQ: HON), Barzan Holdings and Gulf Helicopters Company (GHC) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to establish dedicated F-15 sustainment services in Qatar. The plan is to build new capabilities within GHC facilities currently used to provide leading defense and commercial aviation services to operators from Europe and Asia.

The MOU includes provisions covering sustainment solutions for Honeywell made F-15 wheels and brakes and the secondary power system on the aircraft. Additionally, the aim is to work towards a full range of sustainment solutions to be established now and completed within two years. This MOU also envisions opportunities to promote technological advancement and knowledge transfer within Qatar, reduced operating costs, and increased sovereignty in Qatar’s defense and security sector.

“Honeywell is proud to work in collaboration with the government of Qatar through Barzan Holdings and Gulf Helicopters Company,” said John Guasto, vice president, International Defense and Space, Honeywell Aerospace. “This is a critical milestone for Honeywell in establishing relationships with an important allied force in the region.”

“This is a win-win relationship for all of us — Honeywell, GHC and Barzan Holdings,” said Hamad Al-Abdullah, engineering director, GHC. “Once established, the F-15 facility will create a new era of technological advancement and expansion of the talent pool in Qatar. Most importantly, this is a step further toward indigenization and excellence that leads to self-reliance.”

“Honeywell is an important and long-term partner for Qatar,” said Abdullah Al Khater, vice president, Barzan Holdings. “Our collaboration with Honeywell will help us strengthen Qatar’s sovereignty by building indigenous sustainment capabilities for the F-15QA and help boost areas such as research and development, knowledge transfer, and defense capabilities aligned with the country’s long-term goal.”


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Ahjay Rai
Global Communications Lead

Ahjay leads communications for Honeywell Aerospace across Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and India.