Etihad Airways Engineering has been named ‘MRO Service Provider of the Year (Middle East)’ at the Aviation Business Awards 2016.
The company also won
the ‘Engineering Innovation of the Year’ award for developing a unique Flying
Testbed – an Airbus A320 aircraft reconfigured for testing new innovations as
well as for commercial flights.
Engineering broke performance records and accomplished many firsts in the MRO
industry in the last year. It is the first organisation in the Middle East to
be granted an extended Part 21J Design Organisation Approval by the European
Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to undertake major cabin design and modification.
Etihad Airways Engineering is also the only MRO in the Middle East deemed
eligible by EASA to apply for a Production Organisation Approval
under EASA Part 21G in 2016.
Jeff Wilkinson, Chief
Executive of Etihad Airways Engineering, said: “We have been investing heavily
and steadily in developing our 3,300-strong team of aviation professionals, and
expanding our MRO capabilities on new and established platforms. These efforts
are paying off as our customers are more satisfied and we are growing our
“We continue to
implement the most efficient systems and tools across our operations, and these
awards are testament to the efforts of our team in delivering industry leading
aircraft maintenance and engineering solutions.”
Now in the 10th
year, Aviation Business Awards recognise regional and international players
that go above and beyond in terms of their industry contribution. Nominations
are invited online and assessed by a prestigious panel of experts selected from
within the Middle East aerospace industry, based on exceptional performance in
various areas including a world-class service portfolio, facility investments
and market innovations.