The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) of Australia has granted Etihad Airways Engineering a CASR Part 145 Maintenance Organisation Approval. This recognition Etihad Airways Engineering is able to provide base maintenance services on the latest Airbus and Boeing aircraft – the Airbus A380 and the Boeing 787 – as well as on the Boeing 777 and the Airbus A330 and A320 families of aircraft.
Jeff Wilkinson, Chief Executive of Etihad Airways Engineering, said: “We have been expanding our global customer base in line with our growing capabilities, particularly on new platforms like the A380 and the Boeing 787.
“We are proud to have achieved compliance with CASA’s stringent regulatory standards and look forward to bring our industry leading aircraft maintenance and engineering solutions to aircraft operators in Australia.”
Etihad Airways Engineering is the largest commercial aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services provider in the Middle East and has served more than 100 airlines and aviation operators from around the world. The company was recently named MRO Service Provider of the Year – Middle East at the Aviation Business Awards 2016.
About Etihad Airways Engineering:
Etihad Airways Engineering is the largest commercial aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services provider in the Middle East.
As part of the Etihad Aviation Group, the company offers line, light and heavy maintenance services around the clock, including design, advanced composite repair, cabin refurbishment and component services, from its state-of-the-art facility adjacent to Abu Dhabi International Airport.
About Etihad Aviation Group:
Etihad Aviation Group (EAG) is a diversified global aviation and travel group comprising four business divisions – Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, Etihad Airways Engineering, Hala Group and Airline Equity Partners. The group has minority investments in seven airlines: airberlin, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles, Alitalia, Jet Airways, Virgin Australia, and Swiss-based Darwin Airline, trading as Etihad Regional.
From its Abu Dhabi base, Etihad Airways flies to, or has announced plans to serve, 117 passenger and cargo destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas. The airline has a fleet of 122 Airbus and Boeing aircraft, with 204 aircraft on firm order, including 71 Boeing 787s, 25 Boeing 777Xs, 62 Airbus A350s and 10 Airbus A380s.