FAI Asset Management, a member of the FAI Aviation Group, has begun the construction of a third hangar – to be known as Hangar 8 – at Albrecht Dürer Airport in Nuremberg, Germany. The €6m (US$6.7m), 4,800m² building will comprise 4,500m² of hangar space and 300m² of office space. Like the rest of the facility, the building will be carbon neutral. The project’s progress can be watched via Construction Cam on FAI’s website.
Completion is expected in March 2017, bringing the complete FAI facility to 14,000m². The additional space will be used for line maintenance work across a range of aircraft, including FAI’s fleet of Bombardier aircraft. FAI Technik, the in-house maintenance division of the FAI Aviation Group, is specialized in base and line maintenance for Bombardier aircraft. It has completed several 8C and 12C checks on the Bombardier Global Express, which included cabin refurbishments and modifications. The team has also worked through a number of 96/192-month inspections on Challenger 604s, as well as 12-year/12,000-hour inspections across the Learjet family.
FAI Technik plans to bolster its 60-person team by recruiting 10 more engineers. “We have a great team of technical experts who maintain our own fleet, as well as the privately owned aircraft we manage,” said FAI CEO, Siegfried Axtmann. “The new hangar gives us the opportunity to strengthen the numbers and add even more skills to our diverse range of expertise.”
Axtmann anticipates that the hangar will also be used for aircraft storage. FAI’s current site incorporates administration offices, a fully serviced FBO, FAI’s 24/7 air ambulance operation center, component shops and training facilities for FAI staff. The existing Hangars 6 and 7 will continue to serve base maintenance needs.
September 6, 2016