The carrier’s maintenance facility at AUH spans over 500,000sqm
Etihad Engineering, the aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services provider based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, has been awarded a heavy maintenance contract by Virgin Australia for its Boeing 737 fleet. The scope of 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 2021. Etihad Engineering showcased its comprehensive range of aircraft maintenance and engineering solutions at the event.
“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,” noted Abdul Khaliq Saeed, CEO, Etihad Engineering.
“As domestic and international flying ramps up from an Australian perspective, Virgin Australia is as focused as ever on safety and on ensuring our aircraft operate at, and are maintained to, the highest possible standard,” commented Stuart Aggs, COO, Virgin Australia. Etihad Engineering’s advanced facility is located in Abu Dhabi, adjacent to Abu Dhabi International Airport, over an area of 500,000sqm with 140,000sqm dedicated to aircraft parking and preservation. Aircraft hangars at the facility cover approximately 66,000sqm, including 10,000sqm of aircraft painting facilities.