Etihad Aviation Group announces collaboration with leading aviation component manufacturer Moog Inc.
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 of excellence.
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”.
Moog Inc. (NYSE: MOG.A and MOG.B) is a worldwide designer, manufacturer, and integrator of precision control components and systems. Moog’s high-performance systems control military and commercial aircraft, satellites and space vehicles, launch vehicles, missiles, automated industrial machinery, marine and medical equipment. Moog’s Aircraft Controls Segment is a key supplier to the world’s leading aircraft manufacturers where Moog components are positioned on virtually every platform in the marketplace – supplying reliable actuation systems that are highly supportable and add significant value for customers. Additional information about the company can be found at www.moog.com.
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.