Etihad Airways Engineering has announced its ambitious project to expand the capacity of its 500,000 sqm aircraft maintenance facility adjacent to Abu Dhabi International Airport in collaboration with ASI (Aircraft Support Industries). To cater to the growing fleet of aircraft around the world and meet the demand for world-class aircraft MRO services, Etihad Airways Engineering has expanded its total site area by adding 50,000 sqm of incremental space to its facility.
Etihad Airways Engineering is also building two new widebody hangars onsite to serve more customer aircraft at its state-of-the-art facility. The Etihad Airways Engineering MRO facility is the largest one of its kind in the Middle East and can currently accommodate around 40 widebody and narrowbody aircraft on its busiest days.
A new widebody bay (6D), large enough to take in an A380, will be added to Hangar 6 which can induct three A380s simultaneously at present. Another new hangar (Hangar 7) will be built with two bays.
Abdul Khaliq Saeed, the Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Airways Engineering, said:
“In line with the consistent growth of our comprehensive MRO and engineering capabilities and the recovery of the aviation industry, we are also growing our capacity significantly to serve a larger number of aircraft and customers from around the world. The demand for our MRO solutions is at an all-time high and we are committed to go the extra mile to serve our customers and exceed their expectations,” he added.