Oct 02, 2013 (LBO) – SriLankan Airlines said it had commissioned a new hangar for Airbus A320 aircraft at which will expand facilities to repair and maintain aircraft. The new hangar will also be equipped to perform full strip and paint jobs on narrow body aircraft later.
The new hangar, located at the BIA complex close to the airline’s Main Hangar, has a floor area of 30,000 square feet, increasing the space by 35 per cent, affording dedicated space to carry out ‘C’ checks on Airbus A320s.
“This move brings SriLankan Airlines’ closer to its aviation goal of creating a reputed aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility in South Asia,” SriLankan’s Chairman, Nishantha Wickremasinghe said in a statement.
SriLankan is also setting up MRO facility at Mattala airport in the South with Germany’s Germany’s Lufthansa Technik.
The 30,000 square feet hangar at Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) will increase space available to carry out ‘C’ checks on A320 aircraft by 35 percent and ease congestion at the main hangar.
SriLankan Engineering had conducted ‘C’ checks on 27 third party aircraft in addition to its own fleet and that of