Complementing the existing seven maintenance lines with three more lines, Lufthansa Technik Philippines recently officially inaugurated a new hangar with a festive ceremony at Manila Airport.
Spaces in the new hangar can be configured as needed and can accommodate four narrow-body aircraft, or one wide-body aircraft and two narrow-body aircraft. Alternatively, an Airbus A380 can also be accommodated.
Completion of the 9,000 square meter hangar, originally scheduled for September 2020, has been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The fourth hangar will increase Lufthansa Technik Philippines’ overhaul capacities by up to 20% and create jobs for at least 275 additional employees.
Elmar Lutter, President and CEO of Lufthansa Technik Philippines, at the opening ceremony, said it was a very special milestone for the company in its 22nd year of existence. “This marks the transition from some of the toughest times we’ve been experiencing as a business due to the pandemic to the current phase of notable recovery, with real, tangible evidence that we see clearer skies ahead of us. “.
Rainer Janke, vice president of marketing and sales at Lufthansa Technik Philippines, said the opening of the new hangar is the company’s response to the growing demand for aircraft maintenance as travel continues to increase and that the majority of the world’s fleets are operational again.
“We are pleased to provide our customers with first-class service and reliable overhauls that will make a valuable contribution to stabilizing their flight operations,” concluded Janke.
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