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GDC Middle East (GDC ME) is owned by the Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund and Ajwaa Aviation.  GDC ME operates under a Board of Directors from government and private sector.

GDC ME is a segment of the GDC Group, with Origins from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.  Business Areas include, Engineering Services, Aircraft Systems Integration, and Special Mission Aircraft Operation and Support. GDC ME focuses on Engineering Capabilities, knowledge based skills with a broader application within the aerospace sector that can be applied to both fixed wing and Rotary wing platforms. 

The GDC Group currently consists of;

• GDC Middle East, located in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
• GDC Technics, located in Fort Worth, Texas
• GDC Engineering, located in Germany
• Middle East Propulsion Company (MEPC), located in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


Bell Helicopter, a wholly owned subsidiary of Textron Inc., is an industry-leading producer of commercial and military, manned and unmanned vertical-lift aircraft and the pioneer of the revolutionary tiltrotor aircraft. Globally recognized for world-class customer service, innovation and superior quality, Bell’s global workforce serves customers flying Bell aircraft in more than 120 countries.


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Airbus Helicopters Inc. is the U.S. affiliate of Airbus Helicopters, the largest helicopter manufacturer in the world, and a subsidiary of the Airbus Group. Airbus Helicopters Inc. is a manufacturer, markets, sells and supports the broadest range of civil and parapublic helicopters offered in the U.S.

Airbus Helicopters Inc. has been the leader in U.S. civil and commercial helicopter market sales for 15 consecutive years. The product line represents the industry’s most cost-effective, technologically-advanced helicopters serving all markets and missions. Several Airbus Helicopters models are the leaders in key market segments including air medical service, law enforcement and aerial tours.

The company also supplies helicopters and provides support services to the U.S. Army, U.S. Coast and U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

The company’s headquarters and main facility are in Grand Prairie, Texas with a large manufacturing and production facility in Columbus, Miss.

Chris Emerson is President of Airbus Helicopters Inc. and head of the North America Region, which includes operations of Airbus Helicopters Canada.


JSSI is the largest independent provider of maintenance programs to the business aviation industry, covering virtually all business aircraft, engines and APUs. JSSI offers comprehensive, flexible and affordable financial programs and tools for managing the often unpredictable costs of operating and maintaining turbine-powered aircraft, including business and commercial jets, turboprops and helicopters.


Headquartered in the metro area of Dallas, Texas, with factories in Grand Prairie, TX and Costa Mesa, CA, Safran Electronics & Defense, Avionics USA, LLC. offers a comprehensive range of Part 21 products and Part 145 services touching most civil and military aircraft. As a subsidiary of Safran electronics & defense, part of the worldwide corporation of Safran, Safran Electronics & Defense, Avionics USA, LLC. With our collective experience in this high ly dynamic industry, our Customers are delighted with the tailor-made, innovative and reliable solutions provided.


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