AVB AWARDS 2019 WINNER: MRO Service of the Year

This award is bestowed on the service provider that has expanded its presence to meet industry demand and made a real difference within the region’s aviation industry
 Aviation Business awards 2019 held at  Grosvenor house hotel
Aviation Business awards 2019 held at Grosvenor house hotel

Etihad Engineering is the winner of the MRO Service of the Year category.

Etihad Engineering registered record growth in its client base, which was reflected in its revenue as well as man-hours delivered to customers from all over the world.

The growth in revenue despite challenging market condition and a highly competitive landscape in the MRO industry and the expansion of the client base was achieved through a multi-pronged strategy.

Etihad Engineering became the world’s first MRO to carry out a 12-year check on an A380, the year also saw addition of the A350 and B787-10 capability, as well as a range of new approvals and certifications

The business’s growth, capability building, efficiency and productivity maximisation and expansion of the client base globally resulted in 2018 becoming the company’s best year for profit.

Etihad Engineering is currently on track to better its own record in 2019.

The project that stands out most this year for the firm is the world’s first 12-year heavy maintenance check on an A380.

In its 500,000 sqm facility based in Abu Dhabi, which employs professionals from over 60 nations, the 12-year A380 check took 90,000 man-hours to complete.

More than 100 engineers and technicians worked on the project day and night and more than 1,000,000 parts were removed and replaced during the sophisticated project.

The full check took 98 days and the aircraft was delivered to the customer on time.

It also became the first MRO in the Middle East to carry out A350 heavy maintenance on-site.

In total, Etihad Engineering delivered more than 260 aircraft inputs to its customers worldwide between the August 2018 and August 2019.


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