London Oxford Airport To Build MRO Facility
Oxford Airport, some 40 miles northwest of London in the UK, has broken ground on a 47,700-sq-ft, three-bay hangar, making it the largest facility built at the airport to date. It will increase the total hangar space available at the airport to 240,500 sq ft. Offering independent landside access, office space and car parking, the new facility is scheduled for completion by December. According to the airport authority, each of the three bays in the new hangar will be capable of housing aircraft up to the size of a Global Express or regional airliner such as the ATR 72. The new hangar features wide-span vertical-lifting doors. The airport is currently home to five EASA 145 maintenance organizations (EBAS, PremiAir, Eurocopter, AirMed and Oxford Aviation Academy) and eight charter operators. It also plays host to several hundred pilots, engineers and other professionals in the general and business aviation industry.