Etihad opens new maintenance base in Singapore

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Etihad Airways has opened a line maintenance base at Singapore's Changi International Airport, the carrier's eighth outside Abu Dhabi.

The new facility will perform all scheduled and non-scheduled line maintenance for Etihad Airways' daily flights operating to Singapore from both Abu Dhabi and Brisbane, the carrier said in a statement.

This includes transit, daily and weekly checks, scheduled engineering services, and fault repairs for aircraft systems and cabin issues.

From its UAE hub, Etihad Airways operates daily return flights to Singapore and onwards to state capital of Queensland, Australia.

Richard Hill, chief operations officer at Etihad Airways, said: "Singapore is a key part of Etihad Airways' expanding global network and our decision to establish an engineering facility at Changi reflects our continuing investment in operations there and in the wider region."

He added: "With existing state-of-the-art maintenance facilities at Melbourne and Sydney in Australia where we also service other carriers, our Changi maintenance base will further strengthen the scale of our global operations."

Etihad Airways is deploying a team of Abu Dhabi-trained line maintenance aircraft engineers to be based at the new Singapore facility.

The airline's existing line maintenance facilities are in Dublin, Chicago, Lahore, London-Heathrow, Manchester, Melbourne and Sydney.

Flights to Singapore and Brisbane commenced in September 2007 with three weekly flights, and in January 2013, the service was enhanced to a daily return operation.

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