Design, Engineering & Innovation

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Overview

The Design, Engineering and Innovation (DEI) team at Etihad Airways Engineering is the primary driver of design, engineering solutions and technical innovation for Etihad Airways, its equity partners and third party customers and continues to focus on newer platforms projects (A380 and Boeing 787). The team has vast experience in successfully delivering major modifications, complex retrofit programmes involving multiple vendors and BFE coordination and provides 24/7 technical support to the line, light and heavy maintenance teams.

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Engineering

Our engineers are available 24/7 for AOG support offering repair and troubleshooting for line maintenance, base maintenance and workshops. We have GCAA and EASA P21J approval for repairs of aero-structures, systems, avionics, engine and APUs. Our team has strong hands-on experience in managing technical records and maintenance data for efficient airline and MRO operations.

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Design

The Design team at Etihad Airways Engineering has major and minor EASA and GCAA P21J approvals for designing changes to cabin interiors, related structure and systems. The team provides custom solutions for airline operational requirements, as well as designing repairs covering aero structures, avionics, systems and cabins. We also possess extensive experience in designing and approving aircraft external livery.

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Innovation

Our Innovation services include solutions for development and testing, health prognostics, part production, and development of intelligent cabins of the future. Our strong industry network is leveraged to bring to life advanced ideas for tomorrow’s aircraft and maintenance operations.

Our customised aviation validation and verification approach can take innovative technologies through all stages of maturity up to certification.

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Production

The EASA Part 21G production organisation at Etihad Airways Engineering offers cost effective solutions for cabin interior parts, modification kits or trim and finish refurbishments. Our Production Organisation under approval of EASA P21G manufactures metallic, plastic and composite parts for cabin and cargo modifications. Our customers have access to the Middle East’s first commercial flammability test lab in Abu Dhabi established in cooperation with our partner Lantal.