Romanian aerospace company Aerostar is looking to expand its MRO business from its traditional home in Bacau, eastern Romania, with a new facility located in Iasi, around 130km to the north of Bacau.
Speaking to AVM during a specially organized visit to Aerostar’s Bacau facility last week, Grigore Filip, Aerostar’s president and general director said that the company was in final negotiations with the Iasi airport authorities over a plan to build a new four bay hanger. “Based on our analysis, this is a good place to multiply the business into another location,” said Filip. “We are now in the final stage of consession [talks] for the land. The main investment and building will happen next year  and we will be ready for business [in Iasi] in 2019.”
Currently the organisation operates from the Bacau airfield with two hangers; the first an older style three bay hanger, the second is a newer four bay hanger of 5,000m² which was opened in the summer of 2012.
Filip added that the location of the airport and the fact that the town has a good university were both positive attributes when selecting the site. Once completed, it will provide MRO facilities for the Airbus A320 family and Boeing 737 Classic and New Generation aircraft.
The new facility would represent around a 50 percent expansion in Aerostar’s MRO current capacity, from seven bays to 11.