SR Technics has opened a new six-bay hangar with significant back-shop facilities for its center of excellence (CoE) for aircraft maintenance in Malta. SR Technics says this project will enable them to “continuously provide high-quality aircraft maintenance and cabin modification services, now for up to six narrow body aircraft of the B737 & A320 families simultaneously.”
Besides offering new opportunities to customers located within the EMEA region in a very central hub for the aviation industry, SR Technics Malta will eventually employ around 500 highly trained professionals. The SR Technics Center of Excellence for narrow-body aircraft maintenance in Malta has been offering efficient high-performance maintenance services since 2010 which are based on safety, quality, and reliability. The attractive platform combines proven quality and technical excellence with advantageous commercial terms.
Robert Abela, Prime Minister of Malta, together with Monika Schmutz Kirgöz, Ambassador of Switzerland, participated in the opening of the new hangar together with Ian Borg, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure, and Capital Projects, Silvio Schembri, Minister for the Economy, Investment and Small Business of Malta, and Miriam Dalli, Minister for Energy Enterprise and Sustainable Development of Malta.
“This new facility is unquestionably one of the most technologically advanced facilities in Europe – both in terms of innovation, as well as stunning design. It is also a story of national pride as the largest steel structure ever manufactured and built in Malta. We want only the highest standards for this country and that is what you have created here,“ stated Robert Abela, Prime Minister of Malta.
Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Sustainable Development, Miriam Dalli, added: “Thanks to the persistence and determination of SR Technics, the Government, Malta Enterprise and the members of the consortium, this vision was made reality. SR Technics is truly setting itself to the fore as a Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Service Provider and we are proud of the trust shown in Malta for the continued investment.“
Jean-Marc Lenz, CEO at SR Technics, shared the update about the recent achievements and plans for the facility. “I am glad we celebrate together this opening. 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.
“With this hangar our excellent and highly motivated workforce will be able to produce excellent service and product quality and redeliver the aircraft on time to customers. This hangar will support continuous improvements and efficiency and be a major success factor for a sustainable future of SR Technics Malta. The company marks success thanks to the excellent support of the Malta government,” stated Arthur Magri, General Manager of SR Technics Malta. The Malta facility will continue to support both SR Technics’ strategic operations in Europe and the overall aerospace strategy of its shareholders.