In order to respond to the growing needs of the aerospace industry in terms of painting facilities and to offer customers in the Middle East greater proximity to such facilities, STTS has appointed Aircraft Support Industries (ASI) to build a wide body painting hangar at the new Al Maktoum International airport.
Delivery is finally expected early 2019. The state-of-the-art facility will mainly target MRO painting needs for all types of commercial wide bodies (A380, B777, A350, B787 etc.). Key features of the dedicated hangar will include: temperature and humidity control; optimization of hangar volume and resulting lowered energy consumption; environmentally friendly through regulated waste management and air emissions in conformity with the highest standards.
Christophe Cador, president of STTS said, “I am proud of this facility launch and its level of quality. I am confident that ASI will do its utmost to meet our expectations and enable us to soon deliver painting services of the highest standards to operators in the region”.
The facility will provide approximately 6,000 m² of hangar space and 1,600 m² of offices and workshops. This will be STTS’s first hangar in the region. The masterplan for the development includes for the future provision of a narrow bodied painting hangar adjacent to the A380 capable hangar on the same land plot.
Illustration: Artist’s impression.