Etihad Engineering has appointed Daniel Hoffmann as its new chief executive officer. Hoffman brings to Etihad Engineering more than 20 years of hands-on experience in the global aviation industry, having led Lufthansa Technik Sofia in Bulgaria as its CEO, and served in executive roles in Lufthansa Technik Base Maintenance facilities in Germany and the Philippines.
His expertise ranges from organizational leadership and change management to standardization of core business functions and business efficiency through optimum resource utilization, as well as a successful track record of leading growth projects and negotiating joint venture partnerships.
“We are excited to have Daniel on board with Etihad Engineering as the CEO and I am confident that he will continue to drive the company’s growth and success,” said Abdul Khaliq Saeed, who has moved from the CEO role of Etihad Engineering to the position of managing director within an aviation group.
“Etihad Engineering is one of the leading players in the aviation MRO industry, known for its workmanship, professionalism and comprehensive capabilities. I am delighted to have the opportunity to work with its global team drawn from over 50 nationalities and look forward to leading the organization on our growth journey,” said Hoffmann.
Etihad Engineering has delivered comprehensive MRO solutions to hundreds of airlines including flag carriers, OEMs, aircraft operators and leasing companies in the Middle East, Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America and Australia over three decades. The company recently expanded its site area, adding more parking and hangar space to meet its growing business, and covers a total area of 545,000 sqm. Two new hangars are being built with three bays to carry out freighter conversions, expand the existing hangar capacity and serve more aircraft and customers from around the world.