FaceOf: Mansour Al-Eid, CEO of Aircraft Accessories and Components Co.

Mansour Al-Eid
Updated 29 May 2018

FaceOf: Mansour Al-Eid, CEO of Aircraft Accessories and Components Co.

The new Aircraft Accessories and Components Co. (AACC) headquarters at King Abdul Aziz International Airport in Jeddah were officially opened last week.
Mansour Al-Eid is the chief executive officer of the AACC. He is also a board member of the Prince Sultan Advanced Technology Research Institute (PSATRI), and a board member of the King Abdullah Institute for Research and Consulting Studies at King Saud University.
Al-Eid completed his Advanced Management Program from Institut Européen d’Administration des Affaires (INSEAD) in France in 2011. He attained his Ph.D. in aeronautical engineering from the College of Aeronautics from Cranfield University in the UK in 2005 and a masters of science degree in aeronautical engineering from the college of Aeronautics from Cranfield University in the UK in 1999. He holds a private pilot certificate from the UK and a Bachelor of Science in industrial engineering from King Saud University in Riyadh in1994.
Al-Eid also completed his aeronautical course from the Royal Air Force College (RAF) Cranwell Technical Training College in the UK in 1996, and his engineering officer training course from Cranwell. 
The AACC is an entity of the Economic Offset Program established under the patronage of the Ministry of Defense and Aviation, and is Saudi Arabia’s leading components maintenance organization. 
The company is planning to increase repair capacity for Typhoon jets and the manufacture of major spare parts and hydraulic systems for the Hawk and Pilatus PC-21. It will also focus on the repair of landing systems for civilian aircraft and Lockheed C-130 aircraft systems — a first for the Middle East and North Africa region.


Car ploughs through Grand Mosque courtyard in Makkah, crashes into door

Updated 7 min 37 sec ago

Car ploughs through Grand Mosque courtyard in Makkah, crashes into door

  • Police say driver in ‘abnormal’ condition

RIYADH: Video footage captured the dramatic moment a car was driven at high speed across the courtyard of the Grand Mosque in Makkah, before finally smashing into one of the doors on Friday night.

Saudi security authorities then arrested a man who was pulled from the car, state news agency SPA reported.

Reports suggest the car was driven at high speed on a road surrounding the southern square the Grand Mosque, also known Masjid Haramain, SPA added, quoting the official spokesman of Makkah region, Sultan Al-Dossari.

He said the incident happened at around 10:30 p.m.

 

"Thanks to God, no one was hurt," said the report.

Investigators said the driver of the car was a Saudi citizen who was "in an abnormal condition." 

The offender is being referred to the Public Prosecution office, it said.