Etihad Engineering, the aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services provider based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, has been awarded a heavy maintenance contract by Virgin Australia for its Boeing 737 fleet. The scope of the contract covers heavy maintenance and modifications on more than 30 nose to tail aircraft for the largest airline by fleet size under the Virgin brand.

Abdul Khaliq Saeed, Chief Executive Officer, Etihad Engineering, said: “We are pleased to welcome another valued customer from Australia to our facility in Abu Dhabi. With Australian borders reopening and international flights resuming, we are all geared up to support the Virgin Australia team ensuring its Boeing 737 fleet continue to take to the skies in top shape as they meet the projected increase in passenger demand.”

Stuart Aggs, Chief Operations Officer, Virgin Australia, said: “As domestic and international flying ramps up from an Australian perspective, Virgin Australia is as focused as ever on safety and on ensuring our aircraft operate at, and are maintained to, the highest possible standard.”