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Fokker Unveils New Widebody Hangar for Completions

 - May 25, 2023, 8:00 AM
The new Fokker hangar incorporates a geothermal energy system and by year’s end will have photovoltaic solar panels on the roof. (Photo: Fokker)

Fokker Services Group (FSG) unveiled at EBACE 2023 its new widebody hangar in Hoogerheide, The Netherlands. Measuring 87 meters long by 86 meters wide, and 27 meters high, the Dutch firm expects that the bizliner completions hangar “will make a crucial contribution to the company’s long-term objective as market demand for completion services continues to surge.”

According to FSG CEO Roland van Dijk, “We’re in a relentless pursuit of global excellence with a strong focus on sustainability, of which this new hangar is a key milestone.” With sustainability a top priority, the facility incorporates a geothermal energy system and by year’s end will have photovoltaic solar panels on the roof.

The modern hangar reflects FSG’s own forward-focused capabilities. “Our cutting-edge technology, engineering skills, and centennial history are putting us in an uncontested position to become the partner of choice for the widebody airframe maintenance and completions and conversions market,” said van Dijk.

Co-designed with Gaptek, developer of modular architecture, the hangar employs a patented lightweight system, and the improvements will reduce the CO2 emissions from the construction by 75 percent compared to a conventional hangar, according to FSG.