15 December 2020

Etihad Engineering wins Pride of Aviation award at Aviation Business Awards

David Doherty, Head of Sales, and Khawlah Alrayssi, Communications Manager, receive the Pride of Aviation award for Etihad Engineering at the Aviation Business Awards 2020

Etihad Engineering, the largest commercial aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services provider in the Middle East, won the inaugural “Pride of Aviation” award at the Aviation Business Awards 2020, held in Dubai on Tuesday 15 December.

The award was presented to Etihad Engineering for demonstrating outstanding steadfastness in the face of an unprecedented industry crisis and meeting adversity with solidarity, innovation, determination and adaptability.

Frederic Dupont, Vice President Technical Sales and Customer Service at Etihad Engineering said: “The Etihad Engineering team is honoured to be recognised by the Aviation Business Awards, particularly given the challenges we have faced this year.  We have not only been able to deliver on our commitments to our existing customers and Etihad Airways but hopefully also contributed in supporting the aviation industry during these challenging times.  This has been made possible by the support of our stakeholders, the continued confidence of our customers and most importantly, the overwhelming resilience and determination of our people.”

During the ongoing pandemic, Etihad Engineering has expanded its operations to meet the ever-changing requirements of their customers and employees. To support a safe return to the skies for airlines around the world, Etihad Engineering launched a range of service solutions. It leveraged its comprehensive Part21J and Part21G capabilities to design, manufacture, certify and install aircraft cabin parts.

Etihad Engineering also invested in thermal scanning systems to ensure the safety of its staff and customers at its Abu Dhabi facility.  It developed its 3D printing capabilities to supply protective face shields to frontline health workers within the UAE, and established a mask production facility onsite, producing more than 1 million masks to date. Business continuity was maintained with smart rostering, working from home arrangements, and constant interaction between staff, customers and partners through online meetings and video conferencing.

Etihad Engineering was also a finalist at the Aviation Business Awards for Technology Innovation of the Year.

Etihad Engineering’s state-of-the-art facility is located in Abu Dhabi, adjacent to Abu Dhabi International Airport, over an area of 500,000 sq metres. Aircraft hangars at the facility cover approximately 66,000 sq metres, including 10,000 sq metres 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..