Etihad Engineering: One-stop Provider for Aircraft Maintenance and Engineering Consistently Delivering Excellence

Etihad Engineering, situated in Abu Dhabi at the very heart of one of the world’s most prolific aviation growth markets, is the largest commercial maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) services-provider in the Middle East.

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Etihad Engineering has carried out stripping, painting and livery application on more than 100 aircraft from all over the world – this special livery features Special Olympics athletes from the UAE

It is one of the world’s leading MROs in terms of capabilities and global customer footprint. Etihad Engineering offers industry leading aircraft maintenance and engineering solutions on all major Airbus and Boeing aircraft types including the A380 and 787 Dreamliner, and more recently, the A350. The company is a member of the Airbus MRO Alliance, which aims to grow high quality services worldwide — and address the increasing demand for MRO services forecast for the next 20 years.

Etihad Engineering’s mission is to be a one-stop MRO solutions-provider, delivering reliable, quality performance and a superior customer experience with competitive economics. Its comprehensive range of services includes major structural repairs, cabin modifications and refurbishment, connectivity embodiments, aircraft painting, component repair and overhaul, as well as a wide array of design and engineering services.

The multinational team of around 2,000 people from more than 60 nations at Etihad Engineering delivers reliable support, ensuring every customer gets the highest quality of service, leveraging decades of hands-on experience and expertise.

Etihad Engineering has been strengthening its global reach in recent years with a portfolio extending beyond the Middle East across Asia, Africa, South America, Europe and Australia.

Key Facts at a Glance

  • Middle East’s largest commercial MRO
  • Capability for all major Airbus and Boeing commercial aircraft
  • The only MRO in the Middle East with both Part 21J and Part 21G approvals
  • In-house 3D printing lab
  • Onsite flammability testing lab
  • More than 25 international regulatory approvals
  • Multiple hangars, including paint hangars and one custom designed to accommodate up to three A380 aircraft
  • More than 500,000 square metres of site area adjacent to Abu Dhabi International Airport

Within a short period of time, Etihad Engineering has evolved to become a formidable global player in the MRO industry by consistently expanding its capabilities to include new platforms, streamlining its systems and processes, adopting new tools. It has expanded its geographical reach and established strategic partnerships with industry leaders from around the world.

Etihad Engineering has many firsts to its credit:

  • First organisation in the Middle East to be granted a Part21G Production Organisation Approval (POA) by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)
  • First Middle Eastern MRO to receive EASA Part 21J Major Approval
  • First MRO in the world outside the Boeing network to fully strip and paint a Boeing 787
  • First MRO in the Middle East to carry out a heavy maintenance check on a Boeing 787
  • First airline MRO with EASA approval to design, certify and fly 3D-printed parts

The company has consistently demonstrated its commitment to excellence, something that has been acknowledged by stakeholders, customers, OEMs, partners, aviation authorities and the industry with international and regional awards and acknowledgements. i

To find out more about Etihad Engineering’s full range of services, visit and follow the company’s latest news and updates on LinkedIn at

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