23 February 2020
Etihad Engineering records robust growth as it welcomes 2020
Etihad Engineering serviced more than 350 aircraft in 2019 for custtomers from all over the world.
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Ahead of its participation at the upcoming MRO Middle East event at the Dubai World Trade Centre, Etihad Engineering has announced its performance indicators for 2019 revealing that the leading maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) provider has signed off yet another year with a very positive record and continues to demonstrate strong potential for sustained growth as it sets into 2020.
Etihad Engineering provides its array of maintenance services to Etihad Airways as well as third party aircraft providers from around the globe. This resilience in operations is supported by the presence of cutting-edge innovation which resulted in the servicing of a total of 356 aircraft in 2019, and more than 1.6 million manhours deployed. This reveals the facility’s vast capability to maintain and repair different types of aircraft, including the servicing of 196 Airbus and 160 Boeing aircraft.
Frederic Dupont, Vice President Technical Sales at Etihad Engineering commented: “The past year has been truly remarkable for Etihad Engineering as we have expanded many boundaries, from production processes and hangar utilisation, to pioneering industry firsts like the A380 12 year check we completed in less than 100 days.
“With the support of latest cutting-edge technology and innovation powered by our team of committed top-notch aircraft engineers and mechanics, we continue to focus on delivering a differentiating value to our customers. We strive to strengthen our partnerships with international airlines and key suppliers and continue to expand in 2020 and beyond. We look forward to sharing our story with industry professionals and discussing collaborative efforts at the upcoming MRO Middle East event.”
Etihad Engineering will showcase its full range of capabilities at MRO Middle East over the course of the two days and has a line-up of initiatives planned to welcome a variety of delegations and working groups. Frederic Dupont, Vice President Technical Sales and Shevantha Weerasekera, Head of Engineering, will participate in the thought leadership sessions driving the MRO Middle East Summit running in parallel to the exhibition on 24 February.
Etihad Engineering is the largest commercial aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services provider in the Middle East. As a subsidiary of the Etihad Aviation Group, the company offers maintenance services around the clock, including design, advanced composite repair, cabin refurbishment and component services, from its state-of-the-art 500,000 sqm facility adjacent to Abu Dhabi International Airport.
Aircraft hangars at the facility covering approximately 66,000 sqm, including 10,000 sqm of aircraft painting facilities and a custom-designed hangar that can accommodate up to three Airbus A380 aircraft simultaneously. The company has successfully completed maintenance projects over the years for airlines across the world.