Etihad bags maintenance contract

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Etihad Engineering bags maintenance contract of Virgin Australia's Boeing 737 fleet.
  • The contract was signed during the Dubai Airshow for 30 nose-to-tail aircraft of Virgin Australia.
  • Etihad Engineering’s facility is located in Abu Dhabi and is spread over an area of 500,000 sqm.

Etihad Engineering, one of the world’s leading aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services providers, has been awarded a heavy maintenance contract by Virgin Australia for its Boeing 737 fleet.
The contract covers heavy maintenance and modifications on more than 30 nose-to-tail aircraft for the largest airline by fleet size under the Virgin brand.
The contract was announced during the Dubai Airshow, one of the most popular air shows in the world attended by airlines, MROs, suppliers, OEMs, regulators, lessors, and industry experts.
Abdul Khaliq Saeed, Chief Executive Officer, Etihad Engineering, said, “With Australian borders reopening and international flights resuming, we are all geared up to support the Virgin Australia team ensuring its Boeing 737 fleet continue to take to the skies in top shape as they meet the projected increase in passenger demand.”
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 sqm with 140,000 sqm dedicated to aircraft parking and preservation.
Aircraft hangars at the facility cover approximately 66,000 sqm, including 10,000 sqm of aircraft painting facilities. The company said it has completed complex maintenance projects over the years for airlines from across the world.