Saudi Arabian Airlines established its technical division in 1959 at the old Jeddah International Airport in Saudi Arabia. At the time, it built a two bay hangar capable of accommodating the B707-200 in operation with the airline at the time.

Part of the long term plans included training Saudi nationals to fly and maintain the fleet of SAUDIA. In 1962, the technical division started sending young Saudi high school graduates to the USA for English language training and to obtain A&P and Avionics certification.

In 1982, the new Jeddah airport was opened – King Abdulaziz International Airport – and Technical Services moved to a new facility capable of accommodating wide body aircraft such as the Airbus A300-600 and Boeing B747. By that time, the division took on full responsibility of managing the engineering and maintenance of SAUDIA fleet with over 85% Saudi manpower. By 2005, that percentage rose to over 90%.

As a result of the initiative to privatize SAUDIA, Technical Services was restructured and registered as a private commercial LLC in 2009 and was re-named as Saudia Aerospace Engineering Industries with its independent brand and identity.

Today, SAEI is in the process of building a state of the art facility over one million square meters of land at the North East side of KAIA. The facility will house 12 aircraft hangars, modern warehouses, aircraft component shops, and a brand new jet engine maintenance facility with a 150K/Lb Thrust test cell. This facility is planned for completion by the end of 2020 placing SAEI in the top ranks of MROs worldwide and making it the largest in the region with a wide range of capabilities for aircraft, engines and component maintenance.


  • Aircraft Maintenance
  • Aircraft Component Maintenance
  • Engine Maintenance
  • Borescope Inspection
  • Engine Wash
  • Technical Laboratories
  • GSE Maintenance
  • Limited Manufacturing
  • Supply Chain & Logistics
  • Technical School


CEO Message

We are committed to provide our passengers and cargo, the safest aircraft to fly, in the best condition, and at the required time. In a highly regulated and competitive environment, we take pride in the work we do on aircraft and components in addition to the maintenance of ground equipment and facilities. In this site you will find more about our organization, services and products we provide, along with news about our people.

Vision & Mission


To be the leading provider of quality aircraft maintenance, component, engine repair and overhaul, and engineering services in the Middle-East.

  • Be a customer oriented provider of aircraft maintenance, component and engine repair & overhaul, and engineering services of the highest quality and reliability and offering our customers added value services.
  • Offer challenging and future oriented careers to our employees.
  • Contribute to the Kingdom's industry growth through ensuring technology and knowledge transfer
  • Achieve stable rate of growth and increase value of investment.


Current facilities
  • Two hangars each one can accommodate a size of Boeing 747-400
  • 1 hangar for private jets
  • Royal aircraft Hangars
  • Temporary Hangar for Airbus A320
  • A temporary hangar for Boeing MD 90 and Embraer 170 aircraft
  • (28) Aircraft parts maintenance workshop
  • Repair, maintenance and engines overhaul center
  • A (90,000Lb / Thrust) engines test center
  • Materials and spare parts warehouses with a total area about 22.000
  • Aircraft Maintenance Technical School

Future facilities

Saudi Aerospace Engineering  Industries in process to build the largest aircraft maintenance facilities in the Middle East, including eleven aircraft maintenance hangars, thirty three aircraft parts maintenance workshops, an engine overhaul and maintenance center, a 150,000Lb / Thrust engine testing center and a smart spare parts storage centers and it's expected completion of the construction works and the actual operation of the facilities started by the end of 2020.