Collins and Etihad Airways Engineering to establish nacelle centre of excellence in Abu Dhabi

Collins Aerospace and Etihad Airways Engineering are to relocate the Collins nacelle MRO business to the site of Etihad Airways Engineering’s aviation maintenance centre of excellence located adjacent to Abu Dhabi International Airport.

The establishment of the Nacelle Centre of Excellence in Abu Dhabi will complement Etihad Airways Engineering’s existing aircraft maintenance solutions and “provide airline customers with an enhanced offering for MRO services in the region and beyond”, the companies said.

“We are committed to offer comprehensive aircraft maintenance and engineering solutions under one roof to customers from across the world,” said Etihad Airways Engineering’s CEO Abdul Khaliq Saeed (pictured above left). “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.”

Collins Aerospace’s vice president of aftermarket Dana Stephenson (pictured above right) commented: “Abu Dhabi is a globally recognised location for the aviation industry and offering Collins’ nacelle technology along with Etihad MRO offerings is highly desirable to our international customers.”

The Nacelle Centre of Excellence will offer 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.

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