A380 Hangar to rise in the Philippines

5th in the World

April 30, 2011

German aviation services firm Lufthansa Technik (LTP), conducted a ground breaking ceremony yesterday for its repair air dock facility in the Philippines dedicated to its Airbus A380s.

Airbus A380 is the world's largest commercial passenger jetliner which first entered commercial service in 2007 through Singapore Airlines.

LTP said the $30 million facility will rise at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Complex.

“The new $30 million hangar indicates the continuing commitment of Lufthansa Technik Philippines to build up its investment in the Philippines and create hundreds of high-tech, high-skill jobs for Filipinos,” the firm said in a statement.

No other project details were disclosed however.

But customers Lufthansa and Qantas airways are already lining up its cue to use the facility. The company already provides services for Qantas, Qatar Airways, and Cathay Pacific as well as several regional airlines.

“There are only four locations worldwide where the A380 can be maintained and the Philippines hopes to join this rank,” the firm added. They are currently found in France, Germany, China, and Singapore.

Recently, AirAsia X, the world’s first successful long-haul, low-cost airline, has renewed its contract with the Manila-based maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) company to AirAsia X’s Airbus fleet of nine A330s and two A340s.

Lufthansa Technik Philippines is a joint venture between Lufthansa Airlines and local company MacroAsia Corp.

1 comment:

  1. This is good for the aviation sector in our country. This does not only promote the professionalism of Filipinos in the field of aviation but will also be a great opportunity for plane spotters to see the frequently A380.