Airbus has presented Etihad Airways with the
award for ‘Top Operational Excellence’ for A380 operations in
The Etihad Airways Airbus A380 fleet recorded a 99.63%
operational reliability between January 2015 and October 2016, the
highest of all 13 airlines which operate the Airbus A380 aircraft.
Jeff Wilkinson, Chief Executive Officer of
Etihad Airways Engineering, said, “Our entire team is totally
focused on achieving the highest levels of reliability across our
fleet. The A380 has been a fantastic addition to our fleet over
the past two years and this award demonstrates excellence and the
success of our ongoing close cooperation with Airbus.”
The award was presented this week by Christian
Fremont, Airbus Head of A380 Programme Support, at Airbus’s A380
Symposium in Munich, Germany.
Etihad Airways has eight Airbus A380s in
service, with two more scheduled for delivery. The aircraft
operates from the carrier’s Abu Dhabi hub to Sydney, Melbourne,
London, New York and Mumbai.
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