Sabena technics has opened a painting facility for long-range aircraft as part of its strategy to develop its painting division in Toulouse and support major aerospace customers such as Airbus. The paint shop is the fourth of the Toulouse site.
Sabena technics has invested more than 20 million euros in its new 7500 square meter facility equipped with a ventilation system with a capacity of 500,000 m3/h and an optimal docking for long-range aircraft. The room is equipped with a heat recovery system and industrial water treatment.
Recruited and trained since 2018, the painting teams have already started the activity and welcomed their first A350 aircraft in painting. More than 80 recruitments have been made.
“A major new development in our cooperation with the Airbus Group confirms that Sabena technics is much more than an MRO” said Philippe Rochet, President of the Sabena technics Group, during the grand opening.
The Group’s painting division was created in 2015 and will reach a production of around 150 painted aircraft per year starting 2020. Located on the Toulouse-Blagnac airport area, the site employs more than 160 employees and represents over 18,700 square meter of installations with 4 hangars exclusively dedicated to painting.
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