Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Etihad Airways Engineering, the largest commercial aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services provider in the Middle East, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with TARMAC Aerosave, an industrial group specialising in aircraft maintenance, storage and recycling and owned jointly by Airbus, Safran and Suez. The MoU paves the way for the two companies to identify and jointly pursue opportunities to develop, explore, support and extend Part 145 maintenance services and products to their customers from around the world.
Following the MoU, Etihad Airways Engineering and TARMAC Aerosave completed their first Airbus A350 C-check in January for a leading Latin American airline at the TARMAC facility in Tarbes, France. An Etihad Airways Engineering team flew from Abu Dhabi to carry out and support the heavy maintenance check.
Etihad Airways Engineering Chief Executive Officer Abdul Khaliq Saeed said: “We are happy to announce this collaboration which enhances our ability to support our customers and represents a key milestone on our journey to add the A350 to our extensive range of MRO capabilities.”
The A350 heavy maintenance check also provided an opportunity for Etihad Airways Engineering’s licensed engineers to complete hands-on Part 147 A350 training. The company is gearing up to carry out A350 maintenance checks in Abu Dhabi from March 2019.
Alain Leboucher, Executive Vice-President, TARMAC Aerosave said: “We are pleased to cooperate with Etihad Airways Engineering in order to develop synergies across our businesses and provide greater support to our customers worldwide.”
Etihad Airways Engineering’s state-of-the-art facility is the largest independent commercial MRO facility in the Middle East, located adjacent to Abu Dhabi International Airport. Aircraft hangars at the facility cover approximately 66,000 sq metres, including 10,000 sq metres of aircraft painting facilities and a custom-designed hangar that can accommodate up to three Airbus A380 aircraft simultaneously. The company has successfully completed maintenance projects over the years for airlines across the world.
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Photo caption: Alain Leboucher, EVP Sales and Development at TARMAC Aerosave and Frederic DuPont, Vice President Technical Sales and Customer Service, Etihad Airways Engineering sign a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly pursue opportunities to develop, explore, support and extend Part 145 aircraft maintenance services.
About Etihad Airways Engineering
Etihad Airways Engineering is the largest commercial aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services provider in the Middle East. As a subsidiary of the Etihad Aviation Group, the company offers maintenance services around the clock, including design, advanced composite repair, cabin refurbishment and component services, from its state-of-the-art facility adjacent to Abu Dhabi International Airport.
You can read about the company’s services and capabilities in detail at www.etihadengineering.com and follow its news and updated on LinkedIn at http://bit.ly/EYEngLinkedIn
About TARMAC Aerosave
Founded in 2007 in Tarbes (France), in 2013 in Teruel (Spain) and Toulouse-Francazal (France) in 2017, TARMAC Aerosave has the largest aircraft storage capacity in Europe, supported by EASA/FAA Part 145 expertise in aircraft maintenance and recycling. The group’s three sites can accommodate up to 300 aircraft and its maintenance activity covers the main commercial platforms (Airbus, Boeing, ATR, Bombardier, and Embraer). A dedicated engine workshop takes care of dismantling or repairing CFM56. With an environmentally-friendly approach, TARMAC Aerosave continues to develop advanced techniques for dismantling and recycling, recognised by ISO 14001 certification, and has achieved a recovery rate of more than 92%. TARMAC Aerosave also holds EASA Part 147 approval. With a solid shareholder base (Airbus Group, Safran Group and Suez), in 11 years TARMAC Aerosave has managed to accommodate more than 700 aircraft and dismantle 135 aircraft and 110 engines.
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