Etihad Aviation Group (EAG) is currently taking part in the Global Investment in Aviation Summit (GIAS), which kicked off on January 27 in Dubai.
The summit presents an opportunity for aviation leaders and experts from around the world to gather and explore investment opportunities, hear from subject matter experts and showcase the latest technology trends within the sector.
EAG is represented at the event by numerous divisions, each showcasing innovative solutions and the range of services available to those looking to invest in aviation. Amongst them is Etihad Airport Services (EAS), which provides extensive catering and ground support services not only to Etihad Airways, but also to third party aviation operators and the hospitality industry. In addition, EAS provides services and support in the areas of licensed pest control, microbiological food and water testing, and laundry services.
The group’s training division, Etihad Aviation Training (EAT) is also present at the event. EAT recently became the first full European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Approved Training Organisation (ATO) for the transport category in the UAE. The EASA ATO approval covered Airbus A320, A330 and A340 aircraft, with ambitions to extend this certification to include the Boeing fleet, as well as the Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) and Multi-crew Pilot Licence (MPL) courses in 2019.
Etihad Engineering, the largest commercial maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) service provider in the Middle East, is showcasing its comprehensive service portfolio at the event. Services range from heavy maintenance and complex modifications to connectivity and component services on Airbus and Boeing aircraft.
“EAG’s involvement in this summit highlights our commitment to supporting the growth of aviation within the UAE and at a global level,” CEO, Etihad Airways Engineering, Abdul Khaliq Saeed declared. “EAG is at the forefront of innovation in the region and worldwide, highlighted by our ever-expanding product offerings across the supply chain. It is well positioned to provide a full end-to-end service for those looking to invest in aviation and looks forward to supporting growth within the region and beyond.”