Lufthansa Technik Philippines (LTP) has opened a $30 million widebody hangar at Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport, joining two others at the site. The 91,500-sq-ft building has a 115-foot ceiling and has space for a widebody and a pair of narrowbodies to be worked on simultaneously.
The company’s third hangar will meet the increasing demand for technical services for long-haul aircraft, particularly in the Asian market. “By adding A380 capability, it underscores Lufthansa Technik Philippines’ role as global aircraft overhaul center,” said Lufthansa Technik chairman Wilhelm Henningsen.
Current A380 operators in Asia Pacific include Singapore Airlines, Emirates, Qantas, Korean Air and China Southern, with deliveries to be made in the near future to Malaysia Airlines and Thai Airways.
LTP is a joint venture between Lufthansa Technik (51 percent) and the Philippine MacroAsia Corporation (49 percent). It offers technical services including lease return checks and cabin modification for the Airbus A330/A340 and A320 families and now for the Airbus A380.