Etihad Airways Engineering, a repair and overhaul (MRO) provider, has expanded its existing capability for painting aircraft at premises adjacent to Abu Dhabi International Airport with the conversion of Hangar 5 into a paint hangar.
The newly converted paint hangar has additional chillers installed for enhanced air conditioning and temperature control, improved thermal insulation, and an efficient drainage system to suit stripping and painting requirements.
The hangar has also been equipped with an advanced aircraft docking system which can be customised to serve different types of aircraft.
The addition of the new hangar effectively increases the area dedicated to painting facilities at Etihad Airways Engineering by 150%, from 4,000sqm to 10,000sqm.
The paint hangar also incorporates a large-format decal production facility which will be used to repaint and rebrand Etihad Airways’ entire fleet of 120 aircraft with its ‘Facets of Abu Dhabi’ livery and branding over the coming months.
Aircraft belonging to Etihad Airways’ partners and other airline customers also undergo repainting and maintenance operations at the Etihad Airways Engineering facility.