Etihad’s cabin maintenance continues apace


On a typical day,Etihad conducts more than 220 flights. However, as coronavirus began to spread globally, something unprecedented happened: at the direction of the UAE Government, over 100 aircraft returned to Abu Dhabi in late March 2020.

Etihad Cargo continued to operate, and some aircraft remained active on critical routes in order to get people home. But for the rest of Etihad’s fleet, their engines fell silent. So what happens next? Well as it turns out, keeping an entire fleet of aircraft on the ground requires just as much expertise and dedication as it does to keep them in the air. From enhanced maintenance to a complete refresh of its cabin interiors, discover what is being done to ensure that when the world is ready to travel again, Etihad will be ready too

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Ever since his first flight on a TriStar, Adam has loved air travel, and since becoming editor of the Aircraft Interiors International brand he has really enjoyed the opportunity to be involved with the latest aircraft and airline products before they are even launched. Adam co-ordinates the running of the magazine, from commissioning articles and artwork, to ensuring that high standards of quality are maintained, as well as managing online content. Adam is proud to sit on the jury of the Crystal Cabin Awards and to have laid on the bed in Etihad's Residence.

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