Aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) service provider Etihad Airways Engineering has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with TARMAC Aerosave. As per the agreement, the two companies will collaborate on new opportunities around the delivery of Part 145 maintenance services and products.
TARMAC Aerosave is an industrial group specialised in aircraft maintenance, storage and recycling. The company is jointly owned by Airbus, Safran and Suez.
Commenting on the MoU signing, Abdul Khaliq Saeed, CEO of Etihad Airways Engineering said: “We are happy to announce this collaboration which enhances our ability to support our customers and represents a key milestone on our journey to add the A350 to our extensive range of MRO capabilities.”
Back in January 2019, Etihad Airways Engineering and TARMAC Aerosave completed their first Airbus A350 C-check at the TARMAC facility in Tarbes, France. While the project provided an opportunity for Etihad Airways’ team to conduct heavy maintenance checks for the aircraft type, the company is set to begin offering A350 maintenance checks from its Abu Dhabi hub, starting from March 2019.
With one of the largest commercial MRO facilities in the Middle East, Etihad Airways Engineering’s facilities comprise of aircraft hangars covering 66,000sqm, along with 10,000sqm of aircraft painting facilities. The site also includes a hangar large enough to accommodate up to three Airbus A380s simultaneously.
Alain Leboucher, executive vice-president, TARMAC Aerosave said: “We are pleased to cooperate with Etihad Airways Engineering in order to develop synergies across our businesses and provide greater support to our customers worldwide.”