Abu Dhabi Aircraft Technologies (ADAT) opened its 46,200-sq. meter (151,575-sq. ft.) hangar this week, which provides capacity to double the company’s heavy maintenance business. ADAT announced at the opening that it has struck a deal with U.A.E. national carrier to expand the operator’s maintenance agreement.
“Carrying out all of our heavy maintenance here is key to optimizing every aspect of our overall operations at Abu Dhabi airport and across our global network of 72 destinations,” says Etihad Airways CEO James Hogan in a press release.
Hangar 6 includes flexible tele-platforms instead of fixed docking systems, hoists in each bay that move major components between floors, and a cabin workshop on the main floor designed to facilitate productivity for maintainers working on widebody cabin interiors. The facility can accommodate three-800s simultaneously. It also can house the .
Last year, ADAT, owned by Abu Dhabi-based Mubadala Aerospace, established a partner shop withand the Engine Alliance to service and Engine Alliance GP7200 engines, which power the 787 and A380, respectively.
, ADAT’s sister company also owned by Mubadala, provides technical training and integrated component support to Etihad.