Etihad Engineering and Collins Aerospace to establish Nacelle Centre of Excellence in the UAE

Best-in-class nacelle technology offered to international customers at convenient location

Etihad Engineering is one of the world’s leading aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services providers and a part of ADQ, offering industry leading aircraft maintenance and engineering solutions including airframe maintenance, component repair, overhaul services and technical training. The establishment of the Nacelle Centre of Excellence in Abu Dhabi will complement Etihad Engineering’s existing aircraft maintenance solutions and provide airline customers with an enhanced offering for MRO services in the region and beyond.

“We are committed to offer comprehensive aircraft maintenance and engineering solutions under one roof to customers from across the world. Having the Nacelle Centre of Excellence onsite with Collins Aerospace will further enhance our value proposition by making world-class nacelle and thrust reverser MRO services available to our regional and international customers,” said Abdul Khaliq Saeed, CEO of Etihad Engineering.

“Abu Dhabi is a globally recognized location for the aviation industry and offering Collins’ nacelle technology along with Etihad MRO offerings is highly desirable to our international customers,” said Dana Stephenson, vice president of Aftermarket for Collins Aerospace.

The Nacelle Centre of Excellence will offer best-in-class nacelle and thrust reverser MRO services including quality, turnaround time and asset support operated at the site, to be provided to Etihad Airways’ fleet and other operators within the region.

The Nacelle Centre of Excellence will employ a sophisticated global aftermarket team at the site and direct business activities within the MENA region while complying with U.S., European Union, and UAE regulations.

Nacelles are the protective enclosure of an engine that control the airflow around and through an engine. The system itself is designed to achieve optimal weight, perform under high engine operating temperatures, reduce noise, and improve the lifespan of an aircraft’s wheel and brake system through reversing the airflow thrust.

About Collins Aerospace

Collins Aerospace, a Raytheon Technologies Corp. business, is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry. Collins Aerospace has the extensive capabilities, comprehensive portfolio, and broad expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market.

About Etihad Engineering

Etihad Engineering is the largest commercial aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services provider in the Middle East, and a part of ADQ. The company offers maintenance services around the clock, including design, advanced composite repair, cabin refurbishment and component services, from its state-of-the-art 500,000 sqm facility is located in Abu Dhabi, adjacent to Abu Dhabi International Airport, with 140,000 sqm of aircraft parking area, aircraft hangars covering 66,000 sqm, and a custom-designed hangar that can accommodate up to three Airbus A380 aircraft simultaneously. The company has successfully completed maintenance projects over the years for airlines from all over the world.

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