February 5 2018  |  Cabin Maintenance

Qantas signs Emirates Engineering for maintenance contract

By Rachel Debling

Beginning in March, Emirates Engineering will strip and repaint eight A380s in Qantas Airways' fleet. The maintenance will take place at the Dubai-based Emirates Aircraft Appearance Centre as part of a contract announced in a February 5 press release. The contract also includes the replacement of the landing gears on a single A830 to take place in February.

“We are delighted to be working with Qantas for maintenance on their A380 aircraft," said Mohammed Jaffar Nasser, SVP of engineering maintenance at Emirates Engineering, in the release. "As the largest operator of Airbus A380s with over 100 aircraft in our fleet, Emirates Engineering has built strong expertise over the years in the maintenance and repainting of this aircraft type. We have worked hard to create efficiencies and productivity gains across all lines of maintenance, thereby freeing capacity and allowing us to offer our services and know-how to external customers.

“Our goal is to promote Dubai as a centre of excellence for Airbus A380 maintenance. We have the knowledge, infrastructure, competence and the confidence to achieve this goal."

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