An opening of a new maintenance hangar was celebrated today at Katowice International Airport. According to the Upper Silesian Aviation Group (GTL), which manages the Airport, it is the most modern facility of its kind Poland at the moment.
The hangar was built for almost PLN 26 million. It covers an area of 7 912 sq. meters where a cubature totals 106 000 cu. meters. The construction work was conducted by Polimex-Mostostal and Coifer Impex SRL, and took 60 weeks.
The hangar was leased for six years by LineTech. The company provides line and base maintenance service of communications aircrafts, in particular Embarer, Airbus and Boeing. In Katowice, it will be possible to service two aircrafts of the Code C simultaneously, for example Airbus A320 or Boeing 737. LineTech will offer, among other things, pre-flight inspection, troubleshooting and defect clearing, on-request service, engineering support for C-checks and another maintenance, as well as technical acceptance for delivered aircraft.
Together with the new hangar, a new parking apron of 30 000 sq. meters designed for 3 aircrafts of the Code C was also delivered in front of the maintenance building. The apron is part of a project worth PLN 60 million co-financed by the European Union funds. Additionally, another apron of approximately 100 000 sq. meters adapted to accommodate 15 aircrafts is to be constructed at the Airport within the project.