Etihad Airways Engineering, the Middle East’s leading aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) provider, successfully completed the region’s first heavy maintenance
C-check on a Boeing 787 aircraft for LATAM, one of the largest airline groups in the world with a global network of more than 140 destinations.
LATAM was the launch
customer for the B787 Dreamliner in the Americas and selected Etihad Airways
Engineering to carry out the first scheduled C-check on its B787 aircraft.
Senior Vice President Technical, Etihad Airways, said: “We value the trust that
the LATAM Airlines Group has placed in us by selecting Etihad Airways
Engineering to perform the C-check on its first B787 aircraft.
“This was also the
first C-check carried out in the Middle East region, and provides a strong
endorsement of the inherent quality and skill sets of the team involved, and of
our dedicated MRO facilities. We remain fully committed to strengthening our relationship
with LATAM by meeting and exceeding their expectations.”
Operational Control Manager, LATAM, said: “We appreciate the expertise, experience
and professionalism of the Etihad Airways Engineering team. Due to their
‘can-do’ attitude, adherence to high quality standards and diverse capability
in maintenance, repair and overhaul, we look forward to a long-term partnership
in supporting and maintaining our growing fleet.”
The LATAM Aviation
Group has a total fleet of more than 300 aircraft with more than 230 aircraft