Dubai : Boeing will partner with Tawazun Precision Industries (TPI), a subsidiary of the United Arab Emirates' (UAE) Tawazun Holding, to establish a production aerospace surface treatment facility in this Gulf nation.
In a joint announcement with Tawazun at the Dubai Airshow 2013 Monday, company representatives said this partnership would introduce a new aerospace manufacturing capability in the Middle East region.
"This endeavour reaffirms our commitment to support the UAE aerospace industry," Dennis Muilenburg, president and chief executive officer of Boeing Defence, Space and Security, said.
"Investing in the development of key capabilities through partnerships such as this is of mutual benefit to Boeing and the UAE, and advances opportunities for the UAE around the world," he added.
The project, made possible by the Tawazun Economic Council, is scheduled to be commissioned in 2016 in Tawazun Industrial Park in Abu Dhabi.
Expanding on TPI's existing manufacturing base, Boeing will provide manufacturing and technology expertise as well as programme management best practices to support the new facility as it applies for the required aerospace certifications.