Lufthansa Technik Philippines recently opened a 9,000-sq-m (96,875-sq-ft) hangar that will add three more maintenance lines to supplement the seven lines in operation at its Manila facilities. The hangar was originally planned to open in September 2020 but was delayed by the pandemic.
The new hangar features parking spaces that can be configured for four narrowbody jets or one widebody and two narrowbody jets. It can also accommodate an Airbus A380. Overhaul capacity at the facility will increase by 20 percent with the addition of the space and support 275 additional employees.
“This is a very special milestone for Lufthansa Technik Philippines in the 22nd year of our existence,” said Lufthansa Technik Philippines president and CEO Elmar Lutter. “It marks a transition from some of the most difficult times we have experienced as a company due to the pandemic to the current phase of noticeable recovery. This is concrete, tangible evidence that we see clearer skies ahead of us.”