Frederic Dupont, Etihad Airways Engineering, told FINN: “Obviously we support Etihad, being from the Group, and Etihad is about 25 per cent of our capacity today. But really, the bigger vision is how can we reach out further than just in the Middle East and how can we add value effectively to customers worldwide?”

Dupont noted that Etihad Airways Engineering has already worked on increasing its portfolio of services and made significant in-roads into Europe, Asia Pacific and Americas.

“I think that is a huge testament to the success of our strategy over the last three years.”

Etihad Airways Engineering is also working to support Abu Dhabi's vision of the future.

Dupont said: “It's part of our strategy and we're increasing our capability in-house, in the country.”

He added: “We are attracting people to come over – people that may have not ever even been to this part of the world, so I believe that we are an enabler and a contributor to the Abu Dhabi 2030 vision.”

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