Etihad Engineering has been awarded a heavy maintenance contract by Virgin Australia for its Boeing 737 fleet.
The contract covers heavy maintenance and modifications on more than 30 nose to tail aircraft, and was announced during the Dubai Airshow.
“We are pleased to welcome another valued customer from Australia to our facility in Abu Dhabi,” said Etihad Engineering’s chief executive officer Abdul Khaliq Saeed. “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.”
Virgin Australia’s chief operations officer Stuart Aggs commented: “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.”
Etihad Engineering’s maintenance facility is located in Abu Dhabi, adjacent to Abu Dhabi International Airport, over an area of 500,000sq m with 140,000sq m dedicated to aircraft parking and preservation. Aircraft hangars at the facility cover approximately 66,000sq m, including 10,000sq m of aircraft painting facilities.