16 November 2023

Etihad Engineering strenthens long-standing relationship with Sanad for aviation MRO services

Daniel Hoffmann, CEO of Etihad Engineering, with Mansoor Janahi, Managing Director and Group CEO of Sanad, and Etihad Crew at the Etihad Engineering stand at Dubai Airshow 2023

Etihad Engineering, a leading provider of comprehensive aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) solutions, announced at Dubai Airshow the extension of its long-standing business relationship with Sanad, the global aerospace engineering and leasing solutions leader wholly owned by Abu Dhabi’s sovereign investor Mubadala Investment Company PJSC (Mubadala).

Etihad Engineering and Sanad deliver high-quality services to aviation clients worldwide from Etihad Engineering's expansive 545,000 sqm MRO facility adjacent to Abu Dhabi International Airport. Etihad Engineering specialises in airframe, component, and engineering services, while Sanad excels in providing a diverse range of engine MRO services.

“We’ve renewed and extended our work with Sanad across multiple areas, increasing our total hangar capacity with the planned acquisition of a hangar from Sanad and leasing additional hangar space and engine storage areas to Sanad to serve their operational needs,” said Daniel Hoffmann, CEO of Etihad Engineering. “Our Shared Services agreement with Sanad was reviewed and enhanced to enable us to strengthen our long-standing relationship, increase our capabilities and capacity, serve our customers from around the world better, and strengthen Abu Dhabi’s position as a global aerospace hub,” Daniel added.

In support, Mansoor Janahi, Managing Director and Group CEO of Sanad, stated: “These renewed and enhanced arrangements with Etihad Engineering underscore our long-standing relationship and are in line with our commitment to delivering exceptional MRO solutions to our global clientele. Through these agreements, we aim to elevate the standards of service in the aviation industry, ensuring optimal outcomes for our customers, and also contribute significantly to positioning Abu Dhabi as a prominent and influential force in the global aviation landscape, reinforcing its commitment to excellence in aviation services on the world stage.”

Etihad Engineering has delivered comprehensive MRO solutions to hundreds of airlines including flag carriers, OEMs, aircraft operators and leasing companies in the Middle East, Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America and Australia over three decades. The company recently expanded its site area, adding more parking and hangar space to meet its growing business, and covers a total area of 545,000 sqm. Two new hangars are being built with three bays to carry out freighter conversions, expand the existing hangar capacity and serve more aircraft and customers from around the world.