Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has signed a 10-year Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) support agreement with Revima APU (France) forth repair and health monitoring of PW980 APUs installed on the airline’s Airbus A380 aircraft.
Through this long-term agreement, Revima APU will provide power-by-hour repair and maintenance services for Etihad Airways’ PW980 APUs and associated Line Replaceable Units (LRUs). The contract also includes the repair of field-removed LRUs, as well as APU health monitoring services.
Jeff Wilkinson, Senior Vice President Technical at Etihad Airways, said: “Through this latest agreement, we are assured of working with a strong partner to provide full APU support services for our A380s, of which Etihad Airways currently has five in its fleet. We look forward to working with Revima APU as part of our commitment to long-term partnerships, leveraging the best out of their technical teams.”
Xavier Mornand, Revima Group’s Director of Business Development, added: “We are extremely proud to be entrusted by Etihad Airways with APU support for their A380 APUs, which are the spearhead of their fleet. Partnering with such a successful and fast-growing operator is a strong recognition of our experience on this product. Our entire team looks forward to delivering Etihad Airways with the highest level of quality and performance.”
Etihad Airways began operations in 2003, and in 2014 carried 14.8 million passengers. From its Abu Dhabi base, Etihad Airways flies to or has announced plans to serve 116 passenger and cargo destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas.
Etihad Airways has a fleet of 120 Airbus and Boeing aircraft, with approximately 200 aircraft on firm order, including 66 Boeing 787s, 25Boeing 777Xs, 62 Airbus A350s and five Airbus A380s.