Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Abu Dhabi based Etihad Aviation Group announced a strategic 15-year collaboration with Moog Inc. at the Bahrain International Airshow.
The partnership will
provide Etihad Airways with global access to the Moog Inc. component pool as
well as complete repair support from Moog Inc. on a range of part numbers
fitted to the airline’s fleet.
Moog Inc. will support
Etihad Airways Engineering, a division of the Etihad Aviation Group and the
largest commercial MRO service provider in the Middle East. The support will
expand the company’s component capability onsite to become a centre of
excellence for component repair and overhaul. This strategic move is the first
step in the company’s ambition to grow in-house component capabilities.
Announcing the strategic
agreement in Bahrain, Etihad Aviation Group Chief Executive Officer Tony
Douglas said: “We are proud to collaborate directly with Moog Inc. who are
well-respected worldwide as a leading OEM. In a rapidly expanding market, this
strategic partnership offers total support on components installed on the
Etihad Airways fleet, as well as developing Etihad Airways Engineering as a centre
Moog Inc. Aircraft Commercial Global Support General Manager Mark Brooks
said: “We are pleased to have signed a long-term partnership
agreement with Etihad Airways and Etihad Airways Engineering and we look
forward to building a long-lasting relationship with both organisations”.