Lufthansa Technic Philippines has officially opened a new hangar that adds three maintenance lines to its existing seven at Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila.
The 9,000-square-meter hangar’s parking space can be configured as needed to provide space for four narrowbody aircraft, or one widebody aircraft and two narrowbody aircraft, the company said. Alternatively, an Airbus A380 can also be accommodated.
The hangar is the company’s fourth and was originally scheduled to open in September 2020, but was delayed due to the COVID crisis. The new hangar increases Lufthansa Technic Philippines’ overhaul capacity by 20 percent and provides work for at least an additional 275 employees.
“This is a very special milestone for Lufthansa Technik Philippines in our 22nd year of existence,” said Elmer Lutter, President and CEO of Lufthansa Technik Philippines. “It marks a transition from some of the most difficult times we have experienced as a company to the current phase of a noticeable recovery due to the pandemic. This is solid, tangible evidence that we see clear skies ahead of us.”
Rainer Janke, Vice President of Marketing and Sales, Lufthansa Technik Philippines: “The opening of the new hangar is Lufthansa Technik Philippines’ response to the increasing demand for aircraft maintenance, as travel continues to increase and most of the worldwide fleet is now back in operation. We are pleased to provide our customers with first class service and make a valuable contribution to the stabilization of their flight operations with reliable overhauls.
Founded in 2000, Lufthansa Technik Philippines is a joint venture between Lufthansa Technik (51 per cent share) and Philippine aviation service provider MacroAsia Corporation (49 per cent).