Lufthansa Technik Philippines, the joint venture between Lufthansa Technik AG and MacroAsia Corporation, the largest Philippine aviation service provider, has held an opening ceremony at Manila Airport for the opening of a new 9,000 m² hangar which will increase the company’s existing seven lines to ten.
The parking spaces provide options for multiple configurations, such as four narrow-body aircraft, or one wide-body aircraft and two narrow-body aircraft. Alternatively, an Airbus A380 can also be accommodated. This fourth hangar will increase the overhaul capacities by up to 20% and provide work for a minimum 275 additional employees.
“This is a very special milestone for Lufthansa Technik Philippines in the 22nd year of our existence. 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,” said Elmar Lutter, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lufthansa Technik Philippines.
“The opening of the new hangar is Lufthansa Technik Philippines’ response to the increasing demand for aircraft maintenance, as travel continues to increase and a majority of the worldwide fleets are now back in operation,” said Rainer Janke, Vice President for Marketing & Sales at Lufthansa Technik Philippines.