Etihad Airways recently formalised agreements with Boeing Global Services for the provision of maintenance support on its fleet of Boeing 787s.
Included in the agreements is a Component Services Programme for more than 300 operational critical parts for Etihad’s 787 fleet; a landing gear exchange programme including Aircraft on Ground (AOG) coverage; and high value airframe components and digital products to optimise the airline’s maintenance activities.
Commenting on the news was chief operating officer, Etihad Airways, Mohammad Al Bulooki: “Ensuring the highest standards in the Etihad Airway’s fleet is just one way we continue to set the standard for operational excellence globally. By partnering with Boeing as the OEM of Etihad’s 787s, we ensure that the fleet receives the highest levels of maintenance support to increase reliability and efficiency. These agreements continue to demonstrate the strength of the Etihad Aviation Group’s partnership.
“This is an important demonstration of Etihad’s ongoing focus toward the post-COVID world, and its endeavours to set the benchmark for operational excellence in both product and sustainability, as well as technical performance and efficiency,” Al Bulooki added.
Meanwhile, president and CEO, Boeing Global Services, Ted Colbert declared: “We are delighted that Etihad, a market leader, has chosen to optimise its fleet reliability and efficiency by choosing Boeing’s Component Services Programme, further strengthening our long-standing partnership. The Boeing team is ready to support Etihad’s world-class operations with our global scale, reach and OEM expertise.”
The Abu Dhabi-based carrier’s fleet of 787s provide travellers with an incomparable experience in terms of operating reliability and on-board experience.