• Etihad Engineering has finalized an extensive six-year maintenance overhaul on an Airbus A380, preparing it for reentry into service after a duration in secure storage.

  • The comprehensive maintenance involved frame and rear modifications, thorough inspection of all cabin areas and meticulous checks on all four engines and numerous sophisticated components.

  • The Etihad Engineering collaborated with key suppliers, including Airbus, to ensure top-tier standards for the aircraft's return to the skies.

The aviation Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) center in Abu Dhabi was responsible for the aircraft's full cabin inspection, encompassing The Residence, 9 First Apartments, 70 Business Studios, and 405 Economy Smart Seats. The extensive overhaul featured rear and frame alterations, a comprehensive engine inspection for all four engines, and an evaluation of multiple sophisticated components at dedicated workshops.

The project saw collaboration between the Etihad Engineering team, Etihad Airways, Airbus, and other primary suppliers, aiming to achieve superior standards for the aircraft.

Haytham Nasir, Senior Vice President of Airframe Services at Etihad Engineering, highlighted the team's robust expertise with the A380, referencing their groundbreaking 12-year check and various complex tasks on the aircraft for international clientele.

Expressing enthusiasm about the A380's upcoming return to the skies, David Doherty, Vice President of Commercial, mentioned, "The Etihad Airways A380 fleet offers one of the most opulent guest experiences. We have successfully completed the first A380's re-entry preparations and have initiated work on the subsequent phase at our establishment."

Situated close to Abu Dhabi International Airport, the Etihad Engineering facility, boasting an expansive 550,000 sqm area, is recognized as the Middle East's premier commercial aviation MRO hub.