Sabena Engineering is an international MRO provider offering maintenance and operational solutions for both civil and military aircraft.
Our company is part of the group Orizio, an international aerospace ecosystem whose shareholding is held by an industrial player and the Sovereign Wealth Fund of Belgium. Sabena Engineering develops its MRO activities from its historic headquarters at Brussels Airport and its plant at Brussels South Airport. The company has operational infrastructures in over 15 countries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Sabena Engineering’s activities include Line & Base Maintenance, Aerostructure & Components repair, Engineering, Design & Manufacturing, Engine Services and 24/7 Operational support worldwide.
As an end-to-end aircraft lifecycle management provider,
Sabena Engineering has made its mission its motto:
‘Keep on Flying, we Take Care’.
Georges Nélis, head of maintenance for the Belgian Air Force, was the highly motivated and passionate man who imagined a new era including a company to design, build, maintain and repair aircraft and a Belgian airliner. That was a century ago, and there were only a few steps from imagination to reality.
SABENA – Société Anonyme Belge d’Exploitation de la Navigation Aérienne was born on 23 May 1923, a few years after SABCA – Société Anonyme Belge de Constructions Aéronautiques was founded. SABENA started operating as the Belgian national carrier and hit the sky to Amsterdam, London, Paris and Copenhagen. From 1924, the Belgian national airliner pioneered the first routes to Africa, starting with Congo.
Sabena was born on 23 may 1923, a few years after SABCA
Sabena developed its own capabilities to support and secure its flight operations.
From the very start, Sabena has developed its own capabilities to support and secure its flight operations. To do so, the company could rely on a qualified internal technical that grew into an integrated organization developing partnerships with numerous aircraft manufacturers, operators, lessors, as well as providing its services to other airlines.
Over the years, our organization has put its know-how at the service of Defence operators among which Belgian Defence and the Nato, providing solutions and expending its services to serve their needs.
From Sabena Aerospace to Sabena Engineering
With continuous growth, our company has established itself over the past decade as a certified international MRO player and partner for leading airlines and air forces worldwide. The last years have been a major stepping-stone for the development of our activities, with on the one hand the acquisition of the activities of Lufthansa Technik Maintenance Brussels and Lufthansa Technik Maintenance International, and on the other hand the take-over of the Belgian F-16 centre of excellence previously operated by Sabca.
These significant extensions in both the civil and military aviation markets have strengthened our position as a leading MRO player, now operating as Sabena Engineering.
Agility, reliability, continuous improvement and passion have always been part of Sabena’s offer to meet partners’ needs and bring sustainable solutions for all mayor aircraft.
Sabena Engineering’s international network is composed of aviation specialists operating permanently in 15 countries and a go-team performing 24/7 AOG support worldwide.