Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has launched a new line maintenance facility in Manchester as well as double-daily service to the city.
From 2 August, the airline operates 14 non-stop Manchester-Abu Dhabi return flights per week, with onward connections to more than 60 global destinations across the Etihad network.
The opening of the new Manchester maintenance facility is the airline’s sixth outside Abu Dhabi, and has created seven new jobs for locally skilled workers. Etihad’s existing facilities are in Bombay, Dublin, Lahore, London-Heathrow and Sydney.
Etihad has employed a team of four aircraft engineers and three aircraft mechanics, with over 50 years’ combined experience, to manage the new maintenance operations at Manchester Airport.
The new facility is equipped with the latest technology and will perform all scheduled and non-scheduled line maintenance. Services to be undertaken in Manchester include transit, daily and weekly checks, scheduled engineering services and fault repairs for the aircraft systems and in the cabins.