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AeroTime Team
Is Etihad’s record MRO operation way to go for all airlines?

The general rule in aviation proclaims: an aircraft is making money when it is flying. But under current circumstances, is it smart to use aircraft grounding time for maintenance in hopes of increasing its usability in the future? MRO industry experts, speaking during AIR Convention Digital Week, agree that this is indeed a smart decision. If you can afford it, that is....


AeroTime Team
Etihad Airways flight EY8004 touches on new ground

On June 1, 2020, Etihad Airways Boeing 777 took off from the carrier’s hub in Abu Dhabi (UAE) carrying the flight EY8004. Some 15 hours later, the wide-body landed in Havana making history for the airline, as it was Etihad’s first-ever flight to Cuba. ...


Clement Charpentreau
Emirates and Etihad extend wage cut to September 2020

The two gulf companies Emirates and Etihad have decided to prolong to September 2020 the wage reduction they imposed on their staff since April 1, 2020....


AeroTime Team
Is trouble brewing at Etihad Airways?

Etihad Airways is reportedly facing pressure from debt holders to undergo a restructuring. The news comes following reports that the airline was preparing to permanently ground its entire fleet of Airbus A380, cut thousands of jobs and was rethinking its 20 future A350XWBs. ...


AeroTime Team
Gulf Trio: telling Qatar Airways, Etihad & Emirates apart [Quiz]

Names of some legacy carriers allude to the prestige and reminiscence of the Golden Times of Aviation. The names of others are associated with ambition and uncompromised luxury in their own right. Champions of the latter group, the Gulf Trio, seem to follow the motto “bigger, better, shinier”, as the names of Qatar Airways, Etihad Airways and Emirates can nowadays be used as a synonym for opulence. But can you tell which airline is wh...


AeroTime Team
Eager for takeoff, Etihad prolongs halt until May 16

In its most recent estimations, Etihad Airways planned to reinstate scheduled service by May 1, 2020. However, it now expects to resume scheduled flights no earlier than May 16, 2020....


Rytis Beresnevicius
Etihad’s investments: trend or series of unfortunate events?

Over the course of its short history, Etihad Airways made a series of investments in various airlines around the world. However, some were less successful than others: but was it a case of a series of unfortunate events or was it a trend?...


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AeroTime Team
Etihad operates biggest MRO program in its history

After COVID-19 flight restrictions left 80% of its fleet grounded, Etihad Airways embarked on what it calls the most extensive aircraft maintenance program in the 17 years of the airline’s operations. ...


Rytis Beresnevicius
Are Abu Dhabi’s two new LCC’s still on track despite COVID-19?

The fall of 2020 was set for a rumble like no other: two low-cost carriers were set to meet face-to-face for the lucrative Abu Dhabi aviation market. But has the COVID-19 delayed the start of the rumble?...


AeroTime Team
Etihad Airways to resume passenger flights, awaits permission

Etihad Airways, which was forced to halt passenger flights amid the coronavirus crisis, is now preparing to gradually reinstate scheduled service starting from April 5, 2020. However, only one direction is currently planned ‒ and awaiting permission ‒ with several others to follow later on....