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UAE: In a significant development announced at the Dubai Airshow 2023, Etihad Engineering, a leading provider of Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) solutions, revealed the extension of its enduring partnership with Sanad, the global aerospace engineering and leasing solutions leader.

This collaboration highlights the firms’ dedication to providing outstanding MRO services globally and reinforcing Abu Dhabi’s pivotal role in the aerospace sector.

Etihad Engineering aims to expand its operations through the acquisition of a hangar from Sanad’s parent company, Mubadala.

Daniel Hoffmann, CEO of Etihad Engineering, emphasized the significance of this move, stating, “We have renewed and extended our work with Sanad across multiple areas, increasing our total hangar capacity with the planned acquisition of a hangar from the Mubadala unit and leasing additional hangar space and engine storage areas to the firm to serve their operational needs.”

Additionally, this renewed collaboration also includes an improved shared services agreement, as highlighted by Hoffmann. This measure seeks to fortify their enduring relationship, boost capabilities and capacity, and enhance global customer service.

This partnership aligns with Etihad Engineering’s remarkable history, providing extensive MRO solutions to airlines in the Middle East, Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America, and Australia for the past three decades.

Mansoor Janahi, Managing Director and Group CEO of Sanad, echoed the sentiment of commitment to excellence, stating, “Through these agreements, we aim to elevate the standards of service in the aviation industry, ensuring optimal outcomes for our customers, and also contribute significantly to positioning Abu Dhabi as a prominent and influential force in the global aviation landscape, reinforcing its commitment to excellence in aviation services on the world stage.”

Furthermore, Etihad Engineering recently increased its site area, encompassing a vast 545,000 square meters, with plans for two new hangars to accommodate freighter conversions and serve a growing clientele worldwide.