Mesa has officially opened its €30 million new hangar at the civil terminal in Portugal’s Beja Airport. The company, which is part of the Hi Fly group, will maintain Airbus aircraft – A319s, A320s, A321s, A330s, A340s and A350s – at the facility.
The facility is spread over 9,500sq m and includes workshops, a warehouse, offices, training facilities and other support premises. The hanger serves as a base maintenance unit for Hi Fly’s Airbus fleet, as well as for other airlines that have maintenance contracts with the company.
Up to three aircraft can be worked on at a time. Capabilities include A checks, C checks, cabin interior upgrades and modifications, engine replacement and landing gear replacement. Other work undertaken are IFE, cabin interiors, electrical equipment, torque wrenches and measurements.
“Beja is a prime location for aircraft maintenance, and with this additional capacity we hope not only to keep up with the strong growth of Hi Fly’s fleet but also to acquire new customers mainly from Europe and Africa,” said Paulo Mirpuri, Hi Fly and Mesa president. “It’s a big project for the group and we’re looking forward to welcoming our fleet to this fantastic facility.”
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