Innovation

Innovation overview

Overview

Etihad Airways Engineering develops highly innovative solutions in collaboration with suppliers, universities, researchers and OEMs, offering advisory, project management and development services. With our vast industry network, we can support your company to test and implement the most advanced ideas for tomorrow’s aircraft and maintenance operations. 

We currently support our partners in the development of novel solutions related to MRO efficiency, big data and predictive maintenance, intelligent cabin technologies, next generation inflight connectivity, additive manufacturing and airline operational efficiency. We developed the world’s first airline-operated flying testbed - an Etihad Airways aircraft, reconfigured to work as a testbed to test and qualify innovations.

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Flying testbed

Etihad Airways Engineering developed the world’s first airline-operated flying testbed - an Etihad Airways aircraft, reconfigured to work as a testbed to test and qualify innovations. This award winning A320 flying testbed enables you to put your innovation in an active airline environment and receive feedback from our airline professionals.

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Innovation design

Etihad Airways Engineering has highly connected industry experts that have spent their careers building expertise and network across the entire industry. They are passionate about tomorrow’s technology and today’s emerging aerospace trends. Our experts can effectively support you to develop and certify your latest innovation.

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Technology development

Our engineering specialists have the vision and methodological skill to transform the technologies of tomorrow from today's imagination. They offer a customised aviation validation and verification approach to elevate innovative technologies through all stages of maturity up to certification.