UAE’s Etihad Engineering wins maintenance contract from Virgin Australia

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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UAE-based leading aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services provider, Etihad Engineering has been awarded a heavy maintenance contract by Virgin Australia for its Boeing 737 fleet.

According to the statement, 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, one of the most popular air shows in the world attended by airlines, MROs, suppliers, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), regulators, lessors, and industry experts.

Abdul Khaliq Saeed
Abdul Khaliq Saeed
CEO – Etihad Engineering

“We are pleased to welcome another valued customer from Australia to our facility in Abu Dhabi. 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.”

“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,” said Mr. Stuart Aggs, Chief Operations Officer of Virgin Australia.

Etihad Engineering has been steadily expanding its comprehensive capabilities on major commercial Boeing and Airbus platforms, such as the A350 and A320neo.

As per the statement, it is also partnering with industry leaders regionally and globally to expand its global customer footprint beyond the Middle East, including Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and Latin America.

Etihad Engineering

Etihad Engineering is the largest commercial aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services provider in the Middle East. As a subsidiary of the Etihad Aviation Group, the company offers aircraft maintenance services around the clock on all major Airbus and Boeing aircraft, including heavy maintenance, advanced composite repair, and structural modifications, cabin refurbishment, design and engineering, and component services, from its state-of-the-art facility adjacent to Abu Dhabi International Airport.

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