French aircraft maintenance and modification services provider Sabena Technics is set to invest in a new hangar in its facility at Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport in France.
The new facility will enable the company to expand its capacity to support civil and military customers as the number of long-range, wide-body aircraft continue to increase in Europe.
Spanning across an area of 10,000m², the new hangar can accommodate, in maintenance or modifications activities, a long-range wide-body aircraft up to A350-1000/B777-9X, or up to three military transport aircraft simultaneously, such as the A400M.
Sabena Technics chief operating officer Philippe Rochet said: “It is essential for us to collaborate closely with operators, both to understand their needs and plan ahead in order to deploy our manpower and resources accordingly.
“We are extremely excited to be able to support more aircraft and offer additional capacity to our customers. I believe that this new facility will strengthen our position as a leading independent European MRO, with the highest levels of performance and quality.”
The new asset is set to bring flexibility as Sabena Technics is offering long-term agreements to its customers to secure slots and guarantee the availability of resources in advance.
Construction work on the new facility is expected to commence this year, with operations set to start in January 2020.
The company operates 15 sites across the globe.
Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport features Terminal A, passenger air terminal Terminal B and Terminal billi, a designated separate facility for low-cost carriers.