Etihad Airways operates the second highest volume of Boeing 787s in the Middle East with 14 aircraft in service - all comprised of the -9 variant. The airline's MRO affiliate, Etihad Airways Aircraft Engineering, offers a range of services for the airframe from its maintenance base in Abu Dhabi.
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Oman Air took delivery of its first 787 in October 2015 and now operates six of the aircraft, which in 2019 as a family, is expected to generate $3.1 billion in MRO demand across the Middle East region.
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The Middle East's largest 787 operator is Qatar Airways, which runs a fleet of 30 aircraft. In total, the region will be home to 133 aircraft in 2019, according to Aviation Week's MRO Fleet and Forecast data.
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Royal Jordanian has operated the 787 since 2014, with seven of the -8 variant in its fleet. Jordanian MROs are seeing the repair potential of the aircraft, with the likes of Joramco expanding its 787 repair capabilities in 2018 with the addition of an EASA Part 145 approval.
Saudia operates nine 787s and has enlisted third parties to carry out maintenance work on the aircraft. These include AFI KLM E&M, which since 2017, has undertaken 787 component repair work for Saudia. For the Middle East region, parts MRO work is expected to generate $614 million next year according to Aviation Week data.