Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has opened a line maintenance base at Singapore’s Changi International Airport, the carrier’s eighth outside Abu Dhabi.
Equipped with the latest technology, the
new facility will perform all scheduled and non-scheduled line maintenance for
Etihad Airways’ daily flights operating to Singapore from both Abu Dhabi and
This includes transit, daily and weekly
checks, scheduled engineering services, and fault repairs for aircraft systems
and cabin issues.
From its UAE hub, Etihad Airways operates
daily return flights to Singapore and onwards to state capital of Queensland,
Captain Richard Hill, Chief Operations
Officer at Etihad Airways, said:
“Singapore is a key part of Etihad Airways’ expanding global network and
our decision to establish an engineering facility at Changi reflects our
continuing investment in operations there and in the wider region.
“Today’s opening also enhances Etihad
Airways’ position as a world-class Technical Handling Company. With existing state-of-the-art maintenance
facilities at Melbourne and Sydney in Australia where we also service other carriers,
our Changi maintenance base will further strengthen the scale of our global
Etihad Airways is deploying a team of Abu
Dhabi-trained line maintenance aircraft engineers to be based at the new
The airline’s existing line maintenance
facilities are in Dublin, Chicago, Lahore, London-Heathrow, Manchester,
Melbourne and Sydney.
Flights to Singapore and Brisbane commenced
in September 2007 with three weekly flights, and in January 2013, the service
was enhanced to a daily return operation.