Etihad’s unprecedented cabin maintenance initiative


Etihad has been busy making sure that its aircraft fleet is fully prepared for the return of flight operations – indeed it has embarked on the biggest aircraft maintenance programme in its history. In this video, Tony Douglas, group CEO, explains how Etihad is applying “fanatical detail to relustre cabins” and other measures

Etihad Engineering, the group’s engineering MRO division, is performing maintenance work on 96 passenger aircraft, ranging from minor maintenance tasks, such as seat repairs and updates to IFE systems, to bringing forward scheduled engine changes and modifications.

To date, this work has seen almost 19,000 seat covers laundered, and over 40 rolls of new carpets and 367m of leather used. Furthermore, approximately 5,000 aircraft touch points have been checked, and more than 4,000 parts fabricated through the engineering workshop.

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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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