Interview with Mansoor Janahi, Managing Director and Group CEO of SANAD

Mansoor Janahi, Managing Director and Group CEO of Sanad, discusses with Economy Middle East the company’s focus on aviation sector growth, particularly in engine maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO). Sanad has secured significant commitments exceeding AED 30 billion from global original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), reflecting the trust the company has built with industry-leading OEMs and airlines in its 35 years of operation. This underscores Sanad and Abu Dhabi’s pivotal role in the global aerospace supply chain. Janahi highlights the Dubai Airshow as a prime example of the Middle East’s robust contribution to the aviation sector’s growth —projected at 6% annually, surpassing the global rate of 3.6%.

Additionally, Janahi emphasizes the substantial market size of global engine MRO, projected to reach $64 billion by 2033, with the regional market expected to reach approximately $10.6 billion by the same year. Sanad currently holds the position as the only independent MRO provider in the Middle East, Africa, and India with a global customer base, and generates 90% of its revenue from outside the UAE. Importantly, this marks just the initial phase of Sanad’s strategic growth, with many more plans in progress.