A new SR Technics €42 million six-bay state-of-the art MRO hangar has been inaugurated by Prime Minister Robert Abela this evening.
The facility was described by the Prime Minister as one of the most technologically advanced facilities in Europe – both in “innovation” as well as “stunning design.”
Two huge hangars, spanning over 40,000 square metres will see major airlines fixing and overhauling planes in Malta widening the island’s offering as a centre of excellence in the aviation industry.
The investment which is supported by Malta Enterprise will be creating 300 new careers, most of which have already been engaged which will increase the headcount to around 500 employees.
The investment which is supported by Malta Enterprise will be creating 300 new careers.
The Prime Minister announced that there will be a drive to set up a specific aviation education centre that will cater for the needs of industry. “There is a real demand for workers with this kind of drive and ambition. That is why my government is determined to create an environment that encourages our students to choose this industry,” said the PM.
Jean-Marc Lenz, Chief Executive Officer at SR Technics explained that the new hangar will accommodate both narrow and wide-body aircraft at Malta International Airport.
This 40,000sqm facility includes workshop space, increased capacity for heavy maintenance, C-checks, and cabin modifications to up to six narrow-body aircraft at a time.
“By choosing our maintenance services in Malta, you are assured not only the highest levels of safety and reliability but also short turnaround times and cost-efficient service delivery,” he commented.