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
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